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The Harm In Asking by Sara Barron

From the Author of People are Unappealing, comes a hilarious new book The Harm In Asking. My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race. Here's how the back cover introduces the book:
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's incisive and entirely her own. Barron proves herself the master of awkward, and she achieves something wonderful and rare: a book that makes you laugh out loud. 
I couldn't have summed it up any better. It's hilarious one moment, bizarre the next, and the arresting tone of Sara Barron's writing just keeps you going along with the read. But beware, as it may not tickle everyone's taste buds. 

Who is Sara Barron? Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair; on Showtime's This American Life, NBC's Today Show; and at the HBO Comedy Festival. She is also a frequent host of The Moth: True Stories Told Live. She's been compared to David Sedaris.

In The Harm In Asking, Sara Barron's amusing odd-ball stories illustrate the awkwardness of growing up. Whether, it's her dysfunctional relationship with her six-year-old brother Sam (the apple of her mother's eye), or the toilet paper rolls-cum-bra story, one thing is clear, Sara Barron has a rather peculiar, amusing and genuinely authentic way of looking at the oddities of life. 

With a biting humour and perfectly timed comedic outcries, Sara Barron gets the crown when it comes to complaining. 
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The Harm In Asking is published by Three Rivers Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, New York. 

4 out of 5 Sukasa Stars

Review by @ShilpaRaikar for @SukasaReads (a division of @SukasaStyle)


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