Look Alive Out There by Sloane CrosleyLook Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley

Look Alive Out There

bySloane Crosley

Hardcover | April 3, 2018

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"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.

 

Title:Look Alive Out ThereFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.58 inPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443445061

ISBN - 13:9781443445061

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley I didn't finish this one after losing steam halfway through. Crosley is an enjoyable narrator, but there were enough too-perfect details in a situation that I questioned how "real" everything was (I don't doubt the author's truthfulness, but wonder if there was a bit of creative fudging, if that makes sense). There was an urgency that felt missing in these essays — maybe Crosley's witty, sardonic voice could be better applied to more journalistic narratives rather than looking inward (not that looking inward is a bad thing!). I don't know. I'm conflicted. I wanted to like this more.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Many laughs This collection of short stories/memoirs is unassuming but highly relatable. It took me a couple stories to get into her tone and sense of humour, but it was delightfully smooth sailing after that.
Date published: 2018-07-26

Editorial Reviews

“Strikes a pitch-perfect comic poignancy.”