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I Was Told There'd Be Cake

Sloane Crosley's "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" is a collection of essays on a wide range of topics from family matters to friendly surprises in the bathroom. What intrigued me most about the collection was that it's from a voice of my generation. Many of the comments in the book are very similar to what I grew up with, what I experienced, and most often relate to. The rift on Oregon Trail found a special place in my heart. It almost makes me want to buy Busted Tees "You Have Died of Dysentery" shirt :) The book is a quick read as the writing style is light. While funny, the humor feels forced at times and sometimes strays too much off-topic. I'll be curious to see what her next project is as I can only think her writing will be more polished in her next effort.

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