Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fun in the sun with Sara Barron...plus a book giveaway

I used to know someone who always said, "Why not ask?  What's the worst that will happen?  You won't get the answer you want, but at least you asked the question."  Though on the surface, not getting the answer you want could be devastating, there is a lot of truth in the fact that "at least you asked the question."

Sara Barron is not shy when it comes to asking questions.  Actually her latest book, The Harm in Asking, focuses on the idea of asking the questions that some of us are too afraid to ask. Sara's work has appeared in Vanity Fair, on Showtime’s This American Life, NPR’s Weekend Edition, NBC’s Today Show, and HBO’s comedy festival. She is a frequent host of The Moth: True Stories Told Live.

Thanks to Get Red PR, we have TWO copies of The Harm in Asking to give away! (US/Canada only.)

Visit Sara at her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

What is the first thing you think of when you think about summertime?
The first thing that pops into my head is a still image from one of those old school Country Time Lemonade commercials. I picture a porch, the shade of a tree, a summer day that's luscious and relaxing. The second thing that pops into my head, however -- the truth that I must then confront -- is that I am both (a) a massive sweater, and (b) a resident of New York City, where travel via mass transit is a necessity. I remember these things about myself, and then I remember that my summers, always, are about sweating on a subway platform. There has never been -- there may not ever be -- a porch involved.

How did you spend the summer solstice (the longest day of the year - June 21st)?
I ate a large plate of pasta and watched an episode of True Detective. This may have been because I forgot it was the summer solstice.

Do you have a special place you go to write during the summertime?   If so, tell us about that place.
I have always wanted to be one of those humans who's able to write outside. Sadly, though, I'm too easily distracted, and so my summers are spent like my winters: at my desk, inside. The one upshot is that I do get to keep my office window open, which is something.

Favorite summertime food:
It would be gelato, except I've got some lactose intolerance going, and it's not getting better as I age.

Three things you couldn’t live without during the summer:
1. SPF 75 (I'm very pale.)
2. A workable up-do (I sweat a lot, as per question 1. It is therefore important to keep my hair off my neck.)
3. Cherry pie. Who doesn't like cherry pie!

If you could bottle up one thing from the summer season to carry with you throughout the year, what would it be?
Shirtless men. I'd shrink one down to pocket-size, and put him in a bottle, and carry him around.


Thanks to Sara for chatting with us and Get Red PR for sharing her book with our readers!

~Introduction and interview by Tracey Meyers

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22 comments:

Janine said...

Though it makes me sneeze, I love the smell of freshly cut grass.

Bonnie Franks said...

The feel of the sun on my face....the heat.

susieqlaw said...

A sunny day at the beach!

rubynreba said...

The beautiful flowers!

Kristin said...

warm sunshine!

Pink2 said...

Extra daylight hours

Renee said...

The smell of the lake at the cottage on a warm sunny day

Rosita said...

The smiles on everybody's face.

Mary Mac said...

The smell of my roses.

Angie Young said...

Great interview!! I love summer days where it's not too hot and humid and I can open up all of the windows and doors in my cabin. Today is one of those perfect weather days!

Angie Young
http://thelittlereadingcabin.blogspot.com

rhonda said...

Smell of the beach the ocean the sand the warmth,

Nova said...

the extra time in the day. love it when it gets darker later in the day.

Anita Yancey said...

If I could bottle one thing it would have to be the smell of my roses. Thanks for having the giveaway.

PoCoKat said...

The smell of strawberries in the fields

Cher B said...

Definitely the sunshine! The grey winter days get to me after a month or two and wouldn't it be wonderful to access a warm, bright, sunny day?

Thanks for the chance to win!

Margie said...

The lovely aroma of the garden flowers

Mary Jo Burke said...

The warmth

Jennifer L. said...

I'd bring the warmth from the sun with me. I miss that warmth all winter.

bn100 said...

sand

Melanie Backus said...

Beautiful flower and vegetable gardens.

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Patricia said...

The wonderful fruits and vegetables!

Emily Lewis said...

The love, laughs and joys of the moments with my kids in the sun, sand and water!