Weddings, cake, and other disappointments
I'd been underwhelmed by Sloane Crosley's book I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Essays, and was all ready to return it to the library. But then, for some reason, I decided to read one last essay, and settled on the one titled "You On a Stick."
First, I have to ask: any women out there who have been in weddings that they didn't particularly want to be in? Ever attended a horrible bachelorette party where the mothers of the happy couple tried to act young and inappropriate with gag gifts, lingerie, and "naughty" pastries? (If you haven't: it's horrible.) Ever come up against a friend who was being a total Bridezilla, and then made it worse by telling you how she WASN'T being a Bridezilla?
Then you are ready for Sloane Crosley's* essay "You On a Stick." Even if it's the only essay in this book you read, you'll have gotten your money's worth.
*Plus, you kind of have to like a woman who is proud of having written the cover story for the worst-selling issue of Maxim magazine ever.