Sloane Crosley is the author of The New York Times best-selling essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, How Did You Get This Number and the novel The Clasp. She served as editor of The Best American Travel Writing series and is featured in The Library of America’s 50 Funniest American Writers as well as The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her next book of essays, Look Alive Out There, will be published in April 2018. Her work has appeared in Esquire, Elle, GQ, Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, the Guardian, New York Magazine, McSweeney’s, The Believer, Vice, and on National Public Radio. She was the inaugural columnist for The New York Times op-ed “Townies” series and has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times and a columnist for The Village Voice and The New York Observer. She is the books columnist and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Interview Magazine. She also co-authored the novel Read Bottom Up using the pen name, Skye Chatham.
Jessica Gross marks the margins of Sloane Crosley's "Look Alive Out There."...