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Humorist Sara Barron to Read Her Strange, Funny and Filthy Stories from Forthcoming Book The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race


Humorist and author Sara Barron will be in conversation with Ophira Eisenberg and Diana Spechler at WORD Bookstore. The author of People Are Unappealing will share her tales of catastrophic woe in a brand new collection of hilarious essays entitled THE HARM IN ASKING: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race (Three Rivers Press; On Sale March 25, 2014). Fans of The Moth will enjoy this special hour of conversation and storytelling with popular contributors Ophira Eisenberg and Diana Spechler. Eisenberg is a comic and host of NPR’s Ask Me Another. Spechler is the author of critically acclaimed novels Skinny and Who By Fire.

About The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race:
Welcome to the perverse and hilarious mind of Sara Barron. In The Harm in Asking, she boldly addresses the bizarre indignities of everyday life: from invisible pets to mobster roommates. From a hatred of mayonnaise to an unrequited love of k.d. lang. From the ruinous side effect of broccoli to the sheer delight of a male catalogue model. In a voice that is incisive and entirely her own, Barron proves herself the master of the awkward, and achieves something wonderful and rare: a book that truly makes you laugh out loud.

About Sara Barron
Sara Barron’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair; on Showtime’s This American Life, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and Today; and at the HBO Comedy Festival. She is a frequent host of The Moth: True Stories Told Live. For more, visit Facebook: Twitter:

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