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I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Now a TV Series?

I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Now a TV Series?

The buzz around I Was Told There'd Be Cake, publicist and author Sloane Crosley's collection of personal essays, isn't going to die down anytime soon: HBO has just bought the rights to turn the book into a series.

The essays cover a wide range of topics (Crosley locking herself out of her apartment repeatedly while moving, collecting plastic ponies, etc.), and it's not clear what direction the potential series would take. Crosley herself would only say that she could picture the project having "more of a 'Larry David' vibe than a Sex and the City vibe."

I haven't read Crosley's book yet — though sometimes it seems like I'm the last one in the world to do so! — and so I'm wondering: Have any of you read it? What did you think? And could you see it being good fodder for a potential TV series? The book's reviews have been positive in a "I want to hate her, but I just can't, so I'll love her instead" sort of way, and profiles of Crosley herself have bordered on fawning. Is she really that good? Hopefully my library will let me find out soon; in the meantime, though, what's your take?


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fsofield fsofield 9 years
she sounds good to me
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
I haven't read the book but agree: if it's David Sedaris-like, I'm interested.
amofoz amofoz 9 years
If its anything like the David Sedaris books then I'd definitely read it!
Megatron Megatron 9 years
I thought "Office Space"!
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
All i could think of when i saw the title was a South Park episode. "I was told there would be punch and pie!" :)
xiolablue xiolablue 9 years
i was so excited to get my hands on this book but found myself a bit disappointed. her stories are relatable but i never had a "laugh-out loud" moment. i would be curious to see it translated into a series, though! we'll see!
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