SLOANE CROSLEY is the author of "I Was Told There'd be Cake," which was a finalist for The Thurber Prize, and "How Did You Get This Number," both New York Times bestsellers. Her debut novel, "The Clasp," was a national bestseller and has been optioned for film by Universal Pictures. She is the editor of "The Best American Travel Writing 2011," "Up The Down Volcano," and is a frequent contributor to a variety of publications such as The New York Times and GQ. She is included in "The Library of America's 50 Funniest American Writers According to Andy Borowitz" and "The Best American Non-Required Reading," edited by Dave Eggers. She lives in New York City.