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I Was Told There'd Be Cake

Sloane Crosley

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Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory. From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her first boss to siccing the cops on her mysterious neighbor, Crosley can do no right despite the best of intentions-or perhaps because of them. Together, these essays create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a complex and utterly recognizable character that's aiming for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is. I Was Told There'd Be Cake introduces a strikingly original voice, chronicling the struggles and unexpected beauty of modern urban life.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:12


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:24


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:46


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:52


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:42


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:40