Sloane Crosley Has The Career You Always Wanted

Sometimes, alt-weekly dreams really do come true! Remember back in November, when we were obsessing over Sloane Crosley, Vintage/Anchor book publicist extraordinaire, who had a much-hyped, uber-blurbed book of personal essays coming out this spring?

I Was Told There'd Be Cake has arrived. And, as Galleycat reports, it actually hit #19 on the New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller list on April 20. A few weeks ago, when we spoke with Crosley during her lunch break one afternoon, we were surprised to learn that she really was pleasant, charming, funny, smart, and nice, and, in her spare (?!) time, builds cool dioramas. Basically, we kinda sorta maybe totally want her life -- who doesn't wish a book of essays about their own comic disappointments would be the sort of thing a lot of people would actually want to read? -- and wish we had her poise, but we can't have it all, can we? No, we cannot. Check out our "Backtalk" interview with Crosley in this week's fishwrap, if you want more, and take note -- she'll be reading from and signing copies of I Was Told There'd Be Cake Tuesday evening at the Brookline Booksmith.

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