Tales From the Quip
Sloane Crosley wrote the cover story for the worst-selling issue of Maxim in its history. And anyone who fails at that lad rag scores with us. A former book publicist, the essayist and humorist has been called a modern-day Dorothy Parker by writer Jonathan Ames for quips such as Life starts out with everyone clapping when you take a poo and goes downhill from there. That's from I Was Told There'd Be Cake, Crosley's first book of essays. This wry, self-deprecating look at a woman's quarter-life crisis is rumored to be in development as an HBO pilot. But lest you think the 32-year-old is just some budding Nora Ephron with a rom-com ax to grind, consider her latest, How Did You Get This Number. The sophomore collection includes tales of bear cub executions, Bowery brothels, and hard-drinking clowns in Lisbon. The New York Times best-selling author will read from her latest at Books & Books this Thursday.
Thu., May 5, 8 p.m., 2011
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