Sad Stuff on The Street by Sloane Crosley and Greg Larson, and designed by Todd Oldham, is a sometimes humorous, yet often sad tribute to the untold stories of detritus found on the streets of cities around the world. Featuring photographs and short essays from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amy Sedaris, Salman Rushdie, Miranda July, Michael Chabon, Ben Gibbard, Jesse Eisenberg, and by other sad stuff spotters across the globe, this collection chronicles the cast-offs of our daily lives and speculates on their origin and on their demise.
Genuine sadness, however, is no laughing matter. Therefore, 100% of proceeds will go to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
This project came about in early 2011, when a man (San Francisco resident Greg Larson) and a woman (New York resident Sloane Crosley) broke up after a year of dating. But both of them harbored an actual desire to stay friends. So they kept communication alive by sending each other photos of so-sad-it’s-funny objects they spotted on their respective streets. Eventually they decided to share their habit with the world and sadstuffonthestreet.com was born. For the past six years, humanity’s single shoes, abandoned toys, and outdated television sets have found a home online.
Sloane Crosley is a New York Times bestselling author and contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
|Publisher:||Ammo Books, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Sloane Crosley is a New York Times bestselling author and contributing editor at Vanity Fair. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake , a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, How Did You Get This Number and the novel The Clasp. She served as editor of The Best American Travel Writing series and is featured in The Library of America's 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion as well as The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her next book of essays, Look Alive Out There , will be published in April 2018.
Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Esquire , Elle , GQ , Vogue , The New York Times Book Review , New York Magazine , The Believer , Vice , and National Public Radio. She was the inaugural columnist for The New York Times Op-Ed "Townies" series and has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times and a columnist for The Village Voice and The New York Observer. She is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Interview Magazine. Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney's and Esopus. She also co-authored the novel Read Bottom Up using the pen name, Skye Chatham.
In 2011, she co-created sadstuffonthestreet.com, which is more or less what it sounds like. The Sad Stuff on The Street book will be published in partnership with Todd Oldham and AMMO Books in December of 2017 with 100 percent of proceeds going to NAMI. She lives in Manhattan and serves on the board of Housingworks and The Young Lions Committee at The New York Public Library.
Todd Oldham makes things, lives, and works in New York City.