Look Alive Out There

by Sloane Crosley

On Sale: 04/03/2018

Look Alive Out There

by Sloane Crosley

On Sale: 04/03/2018

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About the Book

"Sloane Crosley does the impossible. She stays consistently funny and delivers a book that is alive and jumping." ― Steve Martin

One of Esquire's best books of 2018 so far

From 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 wry misadventures. In Look Alive Out There, whether it’s scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas, playing herself on Gossip Girl, befriending swingers, or staring 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.

 

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Critical Praise

“Sloane Crosley does the impossible. She stays consistently funny and delivers a book that is alive and jumping.”  - Steve Martin

“A marvel . . . The latest collection from the Manhattan-based essayist suggests she can write engagingly about nearly anything . . . All [the essays] work on multiple levels and all are sharply written, as Crosley continues to extend her impressive range.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[Crosley] continues her tradition of hilarious insight into the human condition . . . [she] is exceedingly clever and has a witticism for all occasions, but it is her willingness to confront some of life’s darker corners with honesty and vulnerability that elevates the collection.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Sloane Crosley possesses the uncanny ability to perfectly articulate your deepest thoughts and ideals better than you ever could. . . . In Look Alive Out There, Crosley bares all once again in essays that are at once funny, cringe-inducing and heartfelt.” - FASHION

“Crosley is an absolute master of the one-liner. . . . Look Alive Out There preserves Crosley’s instinct to observe minutiae and uncover answers to universal questions, while introducing a new willingness to acknowledge that sometimes stories don’t end with such neat answers.” - New York Times Book Review

“Strikes a pitch-perfect comic poignancy.” - Vanity Fair

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443445061
  • ISBN 10: 1443445061
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 04/03/2018
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:29.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HUMOR / Form / Essays
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC3 : HUMOR / General

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