Author Sloane Crosley (“Look Alive Out There,” “I Was Told There Would Be Cake”) invites the ladies over to Chateau Marmont for convo on her new book “Look Alive Out There,” (available here for purchase.) Plus, they get into the hotel’s spooky history, monkey masturbation, theories on Prince, and so much more!
Crosley’s collection of essays, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, was published by Riverhead Books on April 1, 2008, and became a New York Times bestseller. It was a finalist for The Thurber Prize, one of Amazon.com’s best books of the year and optioned for series by HBO. Her second collection, How Did You Get This Number also became a New York Times bestseller, and was published on June 15, 2010. Her debut novel, The Clasp, was released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October 2015 and optioned by Universal Pictures in 2016. Her third book of essays, Look Alive Out There, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in April 2018.
Crosley was a weekly columnist for The Independent in the UK and editor of The Best American Travel Writing 2011.
Crosley is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and was the founding columnist for The New York Times “Townies” Op-Ed series, a columnist for The New York Observer Diary, a columnist for The Village Voice, a contributing editor at BlackBook Magazine and is a regular contributor to The New York Times, GQ, Elle and NPR. She has also written cover stories and features for Salon, Spin, Bon Appetit, Vogue, Esquire, Playboy, W Magazine and AFAR. She co-wrote the song “It Only Gets Much Worse” with Nate Ruess.
Crosley is co-chair of The New York Public Library’s Young Lions Committee and serves on the board of Housingworks Bookstore.
In 2011, she appeared on the TV series Gossip Girl as herself and she was a regular fixture on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.