Sloane Crosley's 'I Was Told There'd Be Cake' is a refreshing, excellent book about her adventures and obstacles as a 20-year-old girl living in New York. Here's a story that's perfect in every way. Crosley doesn't overdo the stories, doesn't force the humor, and doesn't move too fast or too slow. Her pace suits the words she chooses and encounters she describes. With a comedic premise and an intelligent and witty approach, Crosley flawlessly makes you laugh.
'I Was Told There'd Be Cake' is compiled of a number of essays about her time in New York. She chooses the angle of a young girl living in a new, big city. Her encounters and struggles are easy to connect to because of her intimate, personal writing style. You will never once feel like you're reading about another's adventures. Instead, you'll begin to imagine yourself right there with her. Whether it's locking herself out of her apartment twice in one day or baking a cake in the shape of her boss's face to make him like her, you will manage to inevitably relate to Crosley.
What makes this book so enjoyable is the way in which it is written. Crosley's tone brings personality and charisma to her writing. She has a sharp eye in choosing her stories and making them so true to life. In addition, Crosley has a knack for picking out mundane events and describing them in a smart and witty way.
If you're looking for a book to get hooked on, to make you laugh, and to simply have a good time, read Sloane Crosley's 'I Was Told There'd Be Cake' and you will not be disappointed.