Friday, September 18, 2009
145 - I Was Told There'd Be Cake; Sloane Crosley
I Was Told There'd Be Cake, by Sloane Crosley, is a collection of (15) essays
about the author, and read by the author. The reason I selected this audio book was because the style was compared to David Sedaris, who I've enjoyed in the past.
These essays center around such themes as coming of age and careers. The first few essays did have me chuckling, especially: The Pony Problem (Sloane has a plastic pony obsession, and keeps the ponies under the sink at her first apartment), Sign Language for Infidels (Sloane volunteers at a Butterfly exhibit at the New York Museum of Natural History), and Christmas in July (Sloane's family is Jewish and she attends a Christian summer camp, and is fascinated by what she has learned).
As humorous as the above essays were, I just could not connect with the author. I was expecting a female version of Sedaris' humor, and this was not the case. I admit to skipping several of the stories as after a while, I no longer found any humor. Personally, I think this audio book might appeal more to a twenty-something reader. YOU BE THE JUDGE!