Books How Did You Get This Number Essays by Sloane Crosley Hardcover, 274 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHow Did You Get This NumberSubtitleEssaysAuthorSloane Crosley Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 274 pages, Penguin Group USA, $15, published May 3 2011 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHow Did You Get This NumberSubtitleEssaysAuthorSloane Crosley Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A new anthology of personal writings shares the author's whimsical observations of such locales as Paris, Portugal, and Alaska as well as her more experienced understandings of her home and relationships in New York. Genres: Travel Comedy Nonfiction Also by Sloane Crosley The Clasp Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about How Did You Get This Number New In Paperback Big Names Are Back: Keith Richards, Marlo Thomas, Gary Shteyngart, And More May 5, 2011 Lots of big names are back in paperback form this week: There are two new dystopian novels from Bret Easton Ellis and Gary Shteyngart, and memoirs from Keith Richards, Marlo Thomas and rising humorist Sloane Crosley. Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 Fun In The Sun: Laugh-Out-Loud Summer Books July 21, 2010 Read these books at the beach, and people two towels over will wonder why you're chortling. There are plenty of books that will make you laugh, but critic Heller McAlpin separates the mere giggles from the all-out gut-busters. The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Humorist Sloane Crosley's Got Your 'Number' July 10, 2010 Crosley's first collection of humor essays, I Was Told There'd Be Cake, focused on her misadventures in Manhattan. In How Did You Get This Number, the Random House publicist takes her funny, fish-out-of-water experiences overseas. Humorist Sloane Crosley's Got Your 'Number' Listen · 5:15 5:15 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128409260/128443490" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'How Did You Get This Number': Dial W For Wit June 30, 2010 Sloane Crosley follows I Was Told There'd Be Cake with a new collection of sparkling personal essays. She serves up humorous observations and mordant opinions in carefully calibrated cocktails of self-absorption and self-deprecation.