Sarah grew up in Oklahoma and Montana.
She graduated from Montana State; where she did college radio. Later she attended Chicago’s School of Art Institute for a graduate program in modern art history.
Sarah has a fraternal twin sister, Amy.
She has an allergy to wheat gluten.
Sarah does not have a driver’s license. When she travels to research a story or a book she gets her sister or friends to accompany her and be her driver.
She has taught at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY and she taught freshman art history at the School of Art Institute in Chicago.
Sarah has made many guest appearances on TV and radio shows. Including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
From 1997 to 1999 she wrote a regular column for salon.com. In 2004 to 2006 Sarah was a columnist for The New York Times.
Sarah lives in New York City.