Look Alive Out There: Essays
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Look Alive Out There: Essays

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Author: Crosley, Sloane

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Number Of Pages: 256

Release Date: 03-04-2018

Details: Product Description "Sloane Crosley does the impossible. She stays consistently funny and delivers a book that is alive and jumping." ― Steve Martin    From the New York Times-bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There―a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, wit, and charm. The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity. A thin coat. More of a blazer, really. Fans of I Was Told There'd Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number know Sloane Crosley's life as a series of relatable but madcap misadventures. In Look Alive Out There, whether it's scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas, playing herself on Gossip Girl, befriending swingers, or squinting down the barrel of the fertility gun, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight. Crosley has taken up the gauntlets thrown by her predecessors―Dorothy Parker, Nora Ephron, David Sedaris―and crafted something rare, affecting, and true. Look Alive Out There arrives on the tenth anniversary of I Was Told There'd be Cake, and Crosley's essays have managed to grow simultaneously more sophisticated and even funnier. And yet she's still very much herself, and it's great to have her back―and not a moment too soon (or late, for that matter). Amazon.com Review In her latest collection of essays, Sloane Crosley demonstrates, yet again, a knack for making the mundane miraculous. Reading Look Alive Out There is like listening to your smartest, funniest friend regale you about their (mis)adventures, be it waging war on a rude neighbor, making an ill-conceived climb up a volcano, or helping a swinger couple pick out a third (as you do). And like a friend, Crosley is not afraid to veer into vulnerable territory, which reveals the growth of a writer who first displayed her sardonic wit and keen appreciation of the absurd in, I Was Told There’d Be Cake. It’s as good a time as any to be reminded that life is full of good humor, but only a select few do that as well as Sloane Crosley. --Erin Kodicek, Amazon Book Review Review A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2018A New York Public Library Best Nonfiction Book of 2018An Esquire Best Book of 2018A Real Simple Best Book of 2018A Refinery29 Best Book of 2018A Vulture Top Ten Best Comedy Book of 2018A BookRiot Best Comedy Book of 2018Semifinalist for Goodreads Best Humor Book Award "Whether she’s spying on a neighbor’s kid, crashing a shiva, or freezing her eggs, Crosley toggles effortlessly between hilarity and heartbreak." ―Glamour "Crosley wields her wit and commands all of your attention in her third collection of insightful and hilarious personal essays." ―Esquire “Crosley’s best essays combine her sparkling verbal facility with a willingness to expose and explore more personal issues...She has that rare ability to treat scrapes with sardonic humor and inject serious subjects with levity and hijinks with real feeling ― a sort of unlicensed nurse to our souls." ―NPR "Crosley’s third and brand-new essay collection Look Alive Out There surfaces the author’s trademark propensity for fish-out-of-water knee-slappers and their concurrent interrogations of belonging." ―Hazlitt “[Crosley] offers us a must-read once more.” ―Timeout "By the standards of posterity, personal essays may be the genre with the highest bar...Her third time out, after a break to write the warm and witty novel The Clasp, Crosley seems poised to make the leap...Crosley reemerges a wiser―but still often hilarious―observer of city life and human nature.” ―Vulture "The brilliant and ever-relatable Sloane Crosley... is back in this new book of hilarious and heartfelt essays... Full of humor and insight, Look Alive Out There is a must-read collection from one of the true modern masters of the form." ―Bustle

EAN: 9780374279844

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New