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Sloane Crosley on Her Second Book: ‘A Little Bit Deeper and Darker’

Sloane Crosley is hoping to avoid the sophomore slump. The best selling author — who is also Associate Director of Publicity at Vintage Books, a division of Random House — just released her second book, How Did You Get This Number.

Her first release, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, was a New York Times best seller. Both releases are collections of essays reflecting on her life experiences. She says her latest release is “a little bit deeper and darker than the first collection, hopefully without sacrificing any of the humor.”

How does she decide which life stories to include in her books and which to leave out? Watch to find out.

Part 2 (Coming Tomorrow): Crosley on Book Publicity

Part 3 (Coming Wednesday): “Chick Lit Has Done a Lot Marketing-Wise For Books”

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