“These days, the market is pretty well saturated when it comes to memoir. Which means it has to be good; it has to be different. Sara Barron’s essays… are, dare we say it, as funny as David Sedaris’. When you aren’t squirming, you’re laughing out loud.”
– Los Angeles Times

“Darkly humorous…smart… acerbic… (Barron’s) stories are as hideously embarrassing as they are endearingly charming…I wanted nothing more than to sit at her knee and give her the attention it would normally gratify me to withhold.
– Bust Magazine

“Sara Barron possesses a good pen for breezy narrative and a well-tuned awareness of the line separating the everyday absurd from the entirely too-much-personal-information-to-share-in-your-out-loud-voice. Even better, though, is the shameless glee with which she crosses that line again and again and again and again.”
– Baltimore City Paper

“Hilarious… Sedaris and Crosley come off as adorable children in Barron’s presence.”
– Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Barron is a delightful combination of Kristin Wiig and Lucille Ball.”
– Independent Weekly (Raleigh/Durham, NC)

“Sexed-up college roommates, freaky online suitors, dads who know way too many show tunes (are) all rib-ticklingly eviscerated in Barron’s relentlessly self-deprecating book.”
– Chicago Sun-Times

“Sara Barron is the reigning queen of New York’s live storytelling scene. In The Harm in Asking she proves she’s even better written down.”
– Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test

“(Barron’s) coming-of-age yarn is like ‘Sex and the City’ on steroids. She’s a dynamic writer… who proves once and for all that women can be smarter and funnier than men.”
– Victoria Times

“Sara Barron has a knack for colliding into life’s odd characters and sharp corners with hilarious and heartrending results. Here she navigates this journey with the biting humor and telling observation of a born storyteller.”
– Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year Inside a Women’s Prison

“A wickedly funny and dirty treasure trove of modern-day oddballs. The darker and more unsparing Sara Barron gets, the more her essays transform into a warped love letter to life’s most unusual citizens.”
– Sloane Crosley, author of I Was Told There’d Be Cake

“Sara Barron has established herself as the Michael Phelps of complaining.”
– Andy Borowitz, New Yorker contributor