How Did You Get This Number?

How Did You Get This Number?

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Crosley's easy, charming voice in the face of minor suffering or potential drudgery has been described as a mix between Dorothy Parker and David Sedaris. In these hilarious and insightful essays, she packs up her sensibility and takes readers with her to Paris, to Portugal (where she falls in with a group of Portuguese clowns), and to Alaska (where she discovers wearing bear bells is a matter of self-defense). Then it's back to New York, where new apartments beckon and taxi rides go awry.
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, c2010
ISBN: 9781101403624
Branch Call Number: Online Audio Book
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Apr 11, 2018

I enjoyed this collection of essays, but none are laugh out loud funny. Just entertaining. Read by the author and listened to at 1.55 speed.

kernjess Feb 27, 2017

Sloane Crosely’s witty and insightful narrative chronicles the weird and the mundane happenings that fill up anyone’s life: she presents these happenings side by side with the same nonchalant, honest voice, overall producing a profound and charming narrative.
Pros: This narrative went from pensive and profound to absurd and laugh-out-loud hilarious. Few books can bridge this gap as gracefully as this one. This is also an excellent example of an author-read memoir - Sloane is an excellent narrator and has a clear, entertaining voice that keeps you engaged.
Cons: There’s one short sad scene with a baby grizzly bear. Squeamish animal lovers be warned.
Overall, I’m excited to read more of her books!

Constantson May 06, 2011

Crosley really hits her stride with this collection. She strikes a balance between laugh out loud funny and poignant, while masterfully turning phrases.

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