Sara Barron is constantly amused and baffled by her painfully awkward interactions with other people. Whether she’s moving into a friend’s walk-in closet because she’s priced out of Manhattan real estate, discussing her love of bad music, or going on a hot date at Chipotle, we’re lucky to squirm alongside her. There are a few too many chapters about her suburban childhood, but once she shifts the scene to the Big Apple, Barron makes for great company. The show-stopping penultimate essay alone — about a writing class-turned-dysfunctional group-therapy session — is worth the price of admission. B+
The Harm In AskingSara Barron is constantly amused and baffled by her painfully awkward interactions with other people. Whether she's moving into a friend's walk-in closet...The Harm In AskingEssaysSara BarronSara Barron is constantly amused and baffled by her painfully awkward interactions with other people. Whether she's moving into a friend's walk-in closet...2014-03-21Three Rivers Press
THE HARM IN ASKING Sara Barron
Genre: Essays; Author: Sara Barron; Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Posted March 21 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT
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