Cult Classic, the new novel by Sloane Crosley ’00, is out in bookstores, both digital and brick-and-mortar. Described as “a twisted mystery about metaphysics, modern love, memory, and mind control,” Cult Classic is Crosley’s second novel, one that Glamour magazine is calling the “most anticipated book of 2022.” Set in New York City’s Chinatown, “the novel offers a witty and fantastical story of dating and experimental psychology in New York City,” according to Publishers Weekly. Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity and the acclaimed memoir Fever Pitch, raved about Cult Classic, calling the novel “witty—of course, because Sloane Crosley wrote it—and razor sharp, and very clever, ditto, but it’s more romantic and redemptive than one had any right to expect. It also contains one-liners destined to appear on T-shirts and coffee mugs. It’s so good. I couldn’t stop reading it.” Crosley is the author of The New York Times best-selling essay collections I Was Told There’d Be Cake (a 2009 finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor) and How Did You Get This Number, as well as Look Alive Out There (a 2019 finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor) and the best-selling 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, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Phillip Lopate’s The Contemporary American Essay and others. She was the inaugural columnist for The New York Times Op-Ed “Townies” series, a contributing editor at Interview Magazine, and a columnist for The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, The Independent, Black Book, Departures and The New York Observer. She is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.