Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Harm in Asking - Review

The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race by Sara Barron

Rating: 3 Stars

Description:  Sara Barron lets us in on her awkward childhood, adolescence and early adulthood.  And it is very very awkward.  She covers everything to envying her little brother with asthma as a child, to spending a summer in France as a teenager where things don't go quite as expected and all the way to her father having to take care of her after a bike accident when she's in her early 30s.

Genre:  Humor

My Impression: Humor books are a tricky genre for me.  There's a thin line between being actually funny and being too something - either vulgar, pretentious, mean or just trying to hard.  Luckily for me Barron managed to walk that line with extremely awkward ease.  She's easy to identify with as a girl who has visions of the way things are supposed to be and they never quite turn out that way.  Overall, it was funny, entertaining and interesting.  It'd be a good beach or airplane read.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Yes

Would I Recommend this Book?:  Yes


  1. Always good to have a good beach read!

  2. I am so glad this one worked for you! I am hard to please when it comes to humor books--like you, I find the line is thin too. I will have to look for this one.

    1. Have you read Mindy Kaling's book? I thought it was funny and she had a lot of interesting things to say.

    2. Katherine, I haven't read Mindy Kaling's book. I will have to since you recommend it. Thank you. :-)