People Are Unappealing: Even Me

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Crown/Archetype, Mar 10, 2009 - Humor - 224 pages
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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.


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User Review  - Ellie.Pelto - LibraryThing

While slow to start, "People Are Unappealing: Even Me" eventually delves into Sara Barron's adult life, where she ventures briefly into a career as a Coyote (of the "Ugly" variety), a not-so ... Read full review

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User Review  - mlake - LibraryThing

People may be unappealing but this book was anything but. These short chapters are funny and so close to my experiences. Sara Barron is hilarious, honest and someone I would like to know. Her mother ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
11
Lady Daddy
13
You Say Penis Say Pienus
27
First We Have to Learn to Love Ourselves
37
Springtime
47
Big Girl on Campus
59
Albino
72
The Prophet Needs the BoysRoom
82
Barrel of Laugh
109
Coyote Really Is Ugly
118
The Actors 133
132
The Clown
146
The Janitor
154
Love at First Site
160
Excuse Me Miss? 777
177
People Are Unappealing
192

A Little Bit of Mania
89
Nonequity
98
The DaysInn in Madrid 211
223
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About the author (2009)

SARA BARRON’s work has appeared on Showtime’s This American Life, National Public Radio’s 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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