Cult Classic: A Novel

Sloane Crosley
In Conversation With Judy Greer
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Episode Summary

Described as “Hilariously insightful and delightfully suspenseful,” Cult Classic, by acclaimed author Sloane Crosley, takes the reader on a journey of past love, memory, and through the philosophy of romance. One night in New York City’s Chinatown, a woman is at a work reunion dinner with former colleagues when she excuses herself to buy a pack of cigarettes. On her way back, she runs into a former boyfriend. And then another… And another. Nothing is quite what it seems as the city becomes awash with ghosts of heartbreak. Is it possible to have a happy ending in an age when the past is ever at your fingertips and sanity is for sale? Join Sloane Crosley and famed actress and director Judy Greer on the ALOUD stage as they discuss Crosley’s second novel and her cunning way of spinning a wry literary fantasy that is equal parts page-turner and poignant portrayal of alienation.

Participant(s) Bio

Sloane Crosley is the author of the novel The Clasp and three essay collections: Look Alive Out There and the New York Times bestsellers I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number. A two-time finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, she lives in New York City. Cult Classic is her second novel.

Judy Greer has appeared in nearly two-hundred roles to date, including in the Blumhouse reboot of Halloween, starring alongside Jamie Lee Curtis; Driven opposite Jason Sudeikis; Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go Bernadette opposite Cate Blanchett; the Academy Award-winning The Descendants directed by Alexander Payne; and many others. For the past ten years, Judy has voiced the role of Cheryl on the FXX Emmy-winning animated comedy Archer. Other television roles have included the FX comedy series Married, Netflix’s Arrested Development, and Hulu’s Casual. In 2018, Judy made her feature film directorial debut with A Happening Of Monumental Proportions, and she will be starring in the lead role in the forthcoming Hulu/20th Television series Reboot, with Keegan Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville and Paul Reiser.