At around 1 o’clock Thursday morning, Morgan Entrekin decided it was time to extract himself from the dance floor at Socialista and head home. "I’m having an excellent time!" he said, half empty beer in hand. "I wish I were 20 years younger! I could dance all night."
The reason he couldn’t: "I have Read More
"What do you think? Let me know. Meanwhile…see you about a million times this week, I suppose." That’s how the Vintage book publicist and essayist Sloane Crosley closed a pitch letter she sent to this reporter on Monday afternoon. Really, what is it with this week? The National Book Awards suddenly make everyone want to Read More
Brooke Geahan, the 20-something founder of the Accompanied Literary Society, has made a career of throwing scruffy readers and writers together with scenesters and socialites, and using the dim light of glamorous venues to make them look significantly more attractive than they might elsewhere. She was up to her old tricks on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Read More
TV rights for I Was Told There’d Be Cake, the best-selling essay collection by Vintage publicist Sloane Crosley, have been sold to HBO for series development. This according to an announcement posted on the Publisher’s Marketplace bulletin board over the weekend.
That’s all we know for now, except that CAA did the deal. Watch this Read More
Sloane Crosley used to be a book publicist at Vintage. She still is one, actually, though the longer her collection of essays, published in April by Riverhead as I Was Told There’d Be Cake, remains on The New York Times best-seller list, the weirder that fact becomes. Shouldn’t she quit pretty soon? Isn’t that what Read More
I WAS TOLD THERE’D BE CAKE
By Sloane Crosley
Riverhead Books, 228 pages, $14
Okay, I confess. I Facebook-stalked Sloane Crosley, and she has some very cool friends, including Leon Neyfakh, who profiled her for The Observer (“The Most Popular Publicist in New York”—Nov. 27, 2007). So believe me, I was totally Read More
Celebrity power lunch at Michael’s! Well, sort of. In honor of April Fool’s, Page Six is reporting that Michael’s will have a table where celebrity impersonators of Amy Winehouse, Eliot Spitzer, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and baby Harlow (don’t worry, it’s a doll, not a hired baby look-alike) will appear to be having lunch. [Read More
One of the first times Sloane Crosley made a real friend outside of work after she moved to New York was at a party she threw for the 20th anniversary of Jay McInerney’s Bright Lights, Big City in 2004. Ms. Crosley was 26 at the time, and she’d been working as a publicist at Vintage Read More
To the Editor:
By now you’ve probably wearied of reading messages from those waxing defensive at seeing their tastes in music/frat-boy ways mocked [“To the Guys in the Garden Apt.: I Think I Hate You,” Sloane Crosley, New Yorker’s Diary, May 22]. You’re probably also understandably surprised that so many meatheads: Read More