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How Did You Get This Number: Essays
How Did You Get This Number Essays
Author: Sloane Crosley
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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781594487590
ISBN-10: 1594487596
Publication Date: 6/15/2010
Pages: 274
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Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I could *barely* get through this author's 1st book, I don't know why I thought the 2nd would be any better. Simply put- this "humor" book isn't funny. The essays were long and tedious and while some were better than others, mostly I kept waiting for the funny parts- but they never came. This book should be called "I'm Going to Tell You a Long, Boring Story That Has No Point- And Then I'm Going to do it Eight More Times".
There should be a star rating for "it was alright".
If you're looking for funny essays try Celia Rivenbark, Jancee Dunn, Chelsea Handler or any of Jen Lancaster's memoirs.
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I couldn't finish this one. I thought her first book (I Was Told There'd Be Cake) was much more entertaining.
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Crosley's first book, "I Was Told There Would Be Cake" had me on the floor I was laughing so hard, but this one misses the mark. Her writing is still beautiful and she can still paint a detailed picture with her words, but the funny is missing. The funny that IS here feels forced - like she had an editor standing behind her with a gun to her head. Smart writing, but mis-filed under comedy. It would fit better in general short stories.


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