Every day of my adult life, I have worn at least one piece of jewelry from my maternal grandmother's collection, all of which were manufactured by famed Danish silversmith Georg Jensen. To the naked eye, I am either a Jensen loyalist or a grandmother loyalist. Really I am just a Pretty Things loyalist.

Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley

Profession: Writer
Nationality: American

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I don't understand how you can be a decent writer and not know people.

I thought I was going to write fiction but I fell backwards into non-fiction. It started when I got locked out of two apartments in one day and I told the story to some friends, one of whom worked in the 'Village Voice' and asked me to turn it into an essay.

For me, nothing brings out my 'born yesterday' idiotic qualities quite like having my photograph taken.

Cohabitation seems a greater leap in cities because it's all the harder to extract oneself if things turn sour. It's what keeps otherwise functional adults living with their mothers.

I like to try to do a little work before I do anything in the morning, even if it's a paragraph.

I would gladly have accepted a heaping spoonful of nepotism when I got out of college and was looking for a job.

Air travel is the safest form of travel aside from walking; even then, the chances of being hit by a public bus at 30,000 feet are remarkably slim. I also have no problem with confined spaces. Or heights. What I am afraid of is speed.

In every woman's wardrobe, there are certain accessories that cannot be separated from their back stories.

I love to bake, so I made vanilla bean and blueberry muffins for sick hospital children. Just kidding! All of that is true except the sick children part.

In New York, if you weigh under 200 pounds and decline so much as a cookie at a co-worker's party, women will flock to your side, assuring you of your appealing physique. This is how skittish we are about the dangers of anorexia and the pressures of body image.

Out of all artists, authors are the least trained for the spotlight. Wanting attention isn't a requisite part of the package.

There is no such thing as a crazy dog person in New York. Are there people who are completely insane about their dogs? Hordes. But cat people may as well have whiskers and tails themselves. That's because their pets' lack of social need taps straight into our worst fears as the human inhabitants of New York.

I have a disproportionate amount of faith in the goodness of the world and that everything will actually work out okay.

I love giving people advice on what to do with their books, but I don't really know how a Kindle Single gets covered.