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February Meetup: "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" by Sloane Crosely

From: Hilary
Sent on: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:09 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for A Vegetarian-Friendly Book Club!

What: "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" by Sloane Crosely

When: February 25,[masked]:45 PM

Price: $2.00 per person

Where: World Peace Cafe

Meetup Description: About the book:
"This debut essay collection is full of sardonic wit and charm, and Crosley effortlessly transforms what could have been stereotypical tales of mid-20s life into a breezy series of vignettes with uproariously unpredictable outcomes. From the opening The Pony Problem to the hilarious Bring-Your-Machete-to-Work Day (which will ring true for any child of the early 1990s who played the first Oregon Trail computer game), Crosley is equal parts self-deprecating and endearing as she recounts her secret obsession with plastic ponies and the joys of exacting revenge via a pixilated wagon ride. In less capable hands, the subjects tackled?from unpleasant weddings of long-forgotten friends to horrendous first jobs?could have been a litany of complaints from yet another rich girl from the suburbs. But Crosley, who grew up in Westchester and currently lives in Manhattan, makes the experiences her own with a plethora of amusing twists: a volunteer job at the American Museum of Natural History leads to a moral quandary, and a simple Upper West Side move becomes anything but. Fans of Sarah Vowell's razor-sharp tongue will love this original new voice." - Publisher's Weekly

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http://bookclub.meetup.com/886/calendar/9623056/

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