Sloane Crosley Quits Her Day Job, May Be Rolling in It

Best-selling essayist Sloane Crosley will leave her day job as a publicist for Vintage and Anchor next month to focus on her writing. Her last day will be December 10.

“It has been a true honor to work here,” Ms. Crosley wrote in the email announcing her impending departure. “I will phantom-limb miss this place but I very much look forward to keeping in touch.”

In the email, Ms. Crosley says she wants to concentrate on her writing full-time. Her second book, How Did You Get This Number? debuted this past summer and her first book, I Was Told There’d Be Cake is currently in development to become a TV series for HBO.

In light of the early success of her first book, The Observer spoke with Ms. Crosley in 2008, asking when she’d leave the publicity business. “I don’t really have an eye towards quitting anytime soon,” she said then. “Even if for some reason I was suddenly rolling in it, which I’m not, I wouldn’t know about it for months and months and months.”

dduray@observer.com

Sloane Crosley Quits Her Day Job, May Be Rolling in It