Geek Girl Of The Week: Sloane Crosley


Who: Sloane Crosley

Type of Geek: Witty Wordsmith Literary Geek

If it weren’t for being locked out of two different Manhattan apartments twice in the same day, Sloane Crosley might not have written her debut collection of essays I Was Told There’d Be Cake. (Big ups to ineptitude!) Inspired by the tragic hilarity of that singular experience, she decided to scribble it up and send it to some friends for poops and giggles. An editor at the Village Voice was included in the mailing, and he thought it would make a great piece for the paper. The rest is, well, history.

Crosley is kind of like a hipster Carrie Bradshaw minus the six-inch Christian Louboutin heels. Sure, her essays examine love and relationships, but she approaches both with self-deprecating banter and matter-of-fact realism that’s utterly refreshing. Her latest book, How Did You Get This Number, examines all the major—and minor—life experiences a gal faces on the road from blissful young womanhood to dreaded, gray-haired adulthood. In other words, it’s required reading for any literary geek girl in the throws of a quarter-life crisis—or facing down the barrel of any milestone birthday.

To read more about other Literary Geek Goddesses like Sloane, pre-order your copy of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, And Other Misfits Are Taking Over The World.

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Leslie is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World, out now through It Books. She is also the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.