Books Another Case for Sloane Crosley
posted by April 10 at 11:05 AMon
Two posts about one author within a an hour of each other may be a bit excessive, but I just bumbled across the official website for Sloane Crosley’s book, I Was Told There’d Be Cake. Apparently, you can’t release a book from a major publisher anymore without having a website, and so Crosley had to figure out what to do for content. She wound up making a bunch of dioramas based on her essays, and then wrote an essay about creating the dioramas for the website. Here’s one diorama, illustrating a story about volunteering for a butterfly exhibit at a museum:
And here’s a (perhaps too-whimsical) video based on the opening story in Cake. The story is about having a drawer full of toy ponies because, early in relationships, men would ask Crosley what she wanted and she’d reply “A pony.” The men would invariably, thinking that they were incredibly original, give her a toy pony, which would wind up in a drawer with all the other incredibly original toy ponies. Finally, after imagining people discovering the drawer if she suddenly dropped dead, she decided to get rid of the ponies.
I think I’m in love with Sloane Crosley.