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I Was Told There'd Be Cake
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin/Highbridge
Publication date August 14, 2008
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143143994
ISBN-10 0143143999
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 5.50 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $34.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory. From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her first boss to siccing the cops on her mysterious neighbor, Crosley can do no right despite the best of intentions-or perhaps because of them. Together, these essays create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a complex and utterly recognizable character that's aiming for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is. I Was Told There'd Be Cake introduces a strikingly original voice, chronicling the struggles and unexpected beauty of modern urban life.

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Paperback
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from Riverhead Books (April 1, 2008)
9781594483066 | details & prices | 230 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Penguin/Highbridge (August 14, 2008)
9780143143994 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory.

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