Look Alive Out There

Essays
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD35980
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427293558
Narrator/s: Sloane Crosley
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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This program is read by the author Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays! These small doses of wit and sass make for an exuberant, unforgettable audiobook. 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 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. Look Alive Out There arrives a decade after 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).

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Look Alive Out There
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Product Number:DD35980

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Author(s): Sloane Crosley
Narrator(s): Sloane Crosley
Product Number Z100126234
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427293565
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Author(s): Sloane Crosley
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Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
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Professional reviews

"In her latest collection of essays, author-narrator Sloane Crosley takes a sharp look at the freelance life, traveling for work, making reproductive decisions, and dealing with her New York City neighbors. Her expressive, clear delivery conjures a variety of moods, such as her feeling of awkwardness while awaiting a cameo appearance on a TV series, her struggle with altitude sickness on assignment in Ecuador, and her ready ability to laugh at herself and find sparks of joy even in frustrating situations. Crosley proves to be as entertaining a performer as she is a writer, changing up her cadence and timing and keeping listeners invested as she muses about life at the start of middle age. Her spot-on observations may be tempered by humor but are no less truthful. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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