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People Are Unappealing: Even Me: True Stories of Our Collective Capacity to Irritate and Annoyby Sara Barron
Synopses & Reviews
Born the child of a homo and a hypochondriac (Okay, okay. Her dad’s not really a homosexual. He just acts like it. Her mom, however, really is a hypochondriac), Sara Barron never stood a chance of being normal. At age eleven, she starts writing porn (“He humped me wildly with his wiener”). At twelve, she gets mistaken for a trannie. The pre-op sort, no less. By seventeen, she's featured on the Jerry Springer Show. And that’s all before she hits New York.
People Are Unappealing tells the strange, funny, and sometimes filthy stories of Sara Barron’s twisted suburban upbringing and deranged attempt at taking the Big Apple by storm–first as an actor (then a waiter), then a dancer (then a waiter), then a comic (then a waiter). It’s there that she meets the ex-boyfriend turned street clown. The silk pajama-clad poet. The OCD Xanax addict who refuses to have sex wearing any fewer than three condoms.
Barron has a knack for attracting the unattractive. People Are Unappealing is her wickedly funny look at the dark side of humanity.
Ready to revisit the early andrsquo;90sandmdash;that golden era of big bangs, Bubble Tape, and doing the Bartman? Meet your tour guide: Dawn Luebbe, an 11-year-old Nebraskan obsessed with 90210 and writing Kurt Cobainandndash;inspired poetry. In My 1992 Diary, Dawn shares with readers her zany, silly, and deadpan adolescent observations. She touches on the cornerstones of growing upandmdash;from crushes to siblings to Ouija boardsandmdash;all peppered with memorable call-outs from the height of andrsquo;90s culture.
The book is filled with 75 diary entries, each hilariously narrated on its corresponding page. Itandrsquo;s organized into chapters such as Passion on the Prairie, Attempts to Be Cool, Preteen Conflict: The Art of Overreaction, and more. With Dawnandrsquo;s self-deprecating, every-girl humor, My 1992 Diary is a charming and joyful read for the 11-year-old in all of us.
About the Author
SARA BARRONs work has appeared on Showtimes This American Life, National Public Radios Weekend Edition, and the Today show and at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colorado. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is her first book.
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