BOOK REVIEW: How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley

sloanenumber.jpgFor some reason, I've been attracted to rather a few non-fiction books recently. I'm not entirely sure why this strange yearning for memoirs has come about, resulting in re-reading some old favourites - perhaps it's the fact that there have been a few new additions to the genre which Trashionista has had the pleasure of sampling. One of them being Sloane Crosley's latest book, How Did You Get This Number?

Having not read any of Sloane Crosley's work before (her previous collection of essays, I Was Told There'd Be Cake, was released in 2008) I was unsure of what to expect. But the synopsis looked fun, and I couldn't wait to start. Sloane is a journalist whose credits include the New York Times, Playboy and GQ, so I was already in awe.

How Did You Get This Number is a collection of essays which focus mainly on the theme of travel. Sloane ventures back into aspects of her life as a twenty-something, beginning with a tale of her trip to Lisbon, finding her way around and meeting some rather peculiar people.

Sloane delves into her past to write about not only her travels, but her youth, and what it's like to live in New York (oh, and Alaska!). Her essays are engaging, funny and extremely witty and to be blatantly honest, I felt a twinge of envy at not only Sloane's adventures but her writing style that I wish was my own! My personal favourite of all the essays was the one about New York apartment-hunting. Sloane is funny and insightful and has a natural wit that's conveyed in each of her stories.

After reading How Did You Get This Number, Sloane's previous essay collection is now on the wishlist. So if you're looking for something a little different (and true!) to read this summer, then be sure to check this one out!

Rating: 5/5

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BOOK REVIEW: How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley - Comments

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