I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Essays

I Was Told There'd Be Cake - Sloane Crosley Amusing if not always laugh-out-loud funny series of essays following the travails of over-privileged New Yorker Crosley, covering adolescent and young-adult adventures in life, love, sex and volunteerism. There were lots of things I enjoyed about the book; her essays are a fun combination of Jen Lancaster and David Sedaris, but without the whip-smart wit of Lancaster or the sheer riotous raunchiness of Sedaris. Some of the pieces seemed too long, the connection between their parts tenuous at best. . I liked the chapter on her first job, and the chapter on her volunteer work. But otherwise most of the pieces seemed not as interesting to me as they were to her.