Sloane Crosley is the author of The New York Times bestsellers I Was Told There'd Be Cake (2008) and How Did You Get This Number (2010). I Was Told There'd Be Cake was selected as one of The Best Audio Books Of The Year by Library Journal and was one of Amazon.com's Best Books of 2008. In 2009, I Was Told There'd Be Cake was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Sloane has also worked as a weekly columnist for The Independent in the UK and was the editor of The Best American Travel Essays 2011. Her essays, interviews and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Irish Times, The New York Observer, The Village Voice, Vice Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Vogue, W, Teen Vogue, Salon.com, GQ, Esquire, Playboy Magazine, Self, Maxim Magazine, SPIN and Black Book magazine, where she was a contributing editor. From 2004 to 2006, Crosley was a regular contributor to The Village Voice. She is a frequent contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. A former publicity director at Vintage Books, she now lives in Manhattan where she is currently at work on a novel. She also serves on the boards of The New York Public Library's Young Lions Committee and Housingworks Bookstore Executive Board.