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How Did You Get This Number? by Sloane Crosley.. The kind of wonderful, funny elliptical and self-deprecating storytelling that gives urbane a good name. Think Thin Man, but you're the crime solving confidante. (Petty crimes of conscience, mostly.)

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Humorous personal essays, spiked with sparkling observations and mordant opinions served up in carefully calibrated cocktails of self-absorption and self-deprecation, require a steady hand. It's the rare writer — David Sedaris, Nora Ephron — who gets the mix just right... Two years after her success with I Was Told There'd Be Cake, Sloane Crosley's nine new essays in How Did You Get This Number prove she's on her way to joining their witty company.."

NPR

"Sloane Crosley earned accolades and envy with the publication of her first essay collection, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, two years ago. Her follow-up, How Did You Get This Number, finds her hiding in the bathroom of a Chinese restaurant and arguing with cabdrivers, but her bemusement survives these pedestrian moments for another biting outing.."

A.V. Club

Author bio: Crosley (b. Aug 1978) is a publicist at Vintage/Anchor, a division of Random House. She lives in Manhattan and has "a boy who is my friend." Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Observer and Salon. More information can be found here: http://www.bookbrowse.com/biographies/index.cfm/author_number/1555/Sloane-Crosley

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (271 pp. Sedaris likes her: Kindle/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9781594487590

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