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How Did You Get This Number

Sloane Crosley

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From the author of the sensational bestseller I Was Told There'd Be Cake comes a new book of personal essays brimming with all the charm and wit that have earned Sloane Crosley widespread acclaim, award nominations, and an ever-growing cadre of loyal fans. In Cake readers were introduced to the foibles of Crosley's life in New York City-always teetering between the glamour of Manhattan parties, the indignity of entry-level work, and the special joy of suburban nostalgia-and to a literary voice that mixed Dorothy Parker with David Sedaris and became something all its own. Crosley still lives and works in New York City, but she's no longer the newcomer for whom a trip beyond the Upper West Side is a big adventure. She can pack up her sensibility and takes us with her to Paris, to Portugal (having picked it by spinning a globe and putting down her finger, and finally falling in with a group of Portuguese clowns), and even to Alaska, where the "bear bells" on her fellow bridesmaids' ponytails seemed silly until a grizzly cub dramatically intrudes. Meanwhile, back in New York, where new apartments beckon and taxi rides go awry, her sense of the city has become more layered, her relationships with friends and family more complicated. As always, Crosley's voice is fueled by the perfect witticism, buoyant optimism, flair for drama, and easy charm in the face of minor suffering or potential drudgery. But in How Did You Get This Number it has also become increasingly sophisticated, quicker and sharper to the point, more complex and lasting in the emotions it explores. And yet, Crosley remains the unfailingly hilarious young Everywoman, healthily equipped with intelligence and poise to fend off any potential mundanity in maturity.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:18


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:05