By Francesca Segal, August 15, 2008
By Sloane Crosley
Sloane Crosley would make a brilliant best friend. And reading her book of essays, I was Told There'd Be Cake, is very much like sitting down with her for a gossip, listening to a very funny girl tell very funny stories.
Crosley is a New Yorker in her late 20s - clever, Jewish, single, with a keen eye and a mordant wit. All the essays in the book will bring a smile, but it is late in the collection that her intelligence and powers of observation come into their own.