SLOANE CROSLEY is the author of The New York Times bestselling 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: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion 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 a variety of publications, including Esquire, GQ, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, New York Magazine, The Believer, The Guardian and 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 a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Interview Magazine. Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney's and Esopus. She also co-authored the novel Read Bottom Up using the pen name, Skye Chatham.
In 2011, she co-created sadstuffonthestreet.com, which is more or less what it sounds like. The Sad Stuff on The Street book will be published in partnership with Todd Oldham and Ammo Books in December of 2017 with 100% of proceeds going to NAMI. She lives in Manhattan and serves on the board of Housingworks and The Young Lions Committee at The New York Public Library.
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