Sarah Rose

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Sarah Rose
Born Sarah Rose
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Author, Journalist, Actress

Sarah Rose is an author and cast member of the television program Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. She was born in 1977 in Chicago and lives in New York. She attended Harvard College and the University of Chicago. She was a grant winner from the New York Foundation For the Art. She was also awarded the North American Travel Journalists Association Grand Prize in Writing.

Her first book, For All the Tea in China, was published in 2009 in England.[1] and in 2010 in the United States.[2] In England her book was published by Hutchison. In the United States, her book was published by Viking. It tells the story of Robert Fortune, the nineteenth-century Scottish botanist[3] who, in stealing tea plants and seeds from Qing China,[4] committed "the greatest act of industrial espionage in history."[5][page needed] Guy Raz, of National Public Radio's All Things Considered, called it "a wonderful combination of scholarship and storytelling",[6] and the Associated Press said it was "a story that should appeal to readers who want to be transported on a historic journey laced with suspense, science, and adventure".[7]

In 2010–2011 Rose co-starred, along with her close friend Joel Derfner, on the reality television series Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, which follows the lives of four women in New York City and their gay male best friends. The show debuted on the Sundance Channel in December 2010.

She writes a humor column about dating for an on-line magazine.[8]


  1. ^ Rose, Sarah (2009-03-05), For All the Tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World's Favourite Drink, UK: Random House, retrieved 2011-12-10 
  2. ^ ———————— (2010-03-18), For All the Tea in China, USA: Penguin Group, retrieved 2011-12-10 
  3. ^ Mauseth, James D., and Inc NetLibrary. Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology. 2/e, Multimedia enhanced ed. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 1998. Web. 14th November 2012.
  4. ^ Fan, Fa-ti. British Naturalists in Qing China: Science, Empire, and Cultural Encounter. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004. Print.
  5. ^ ———————— (2010), For All the Tea in China, New York: Viking .
  6. ^ McEwan, Ian. "For All The Tea In China; Dreams In A Time Of War; The Line". Book Review: Solar. NPR. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  7. ^ Harkavy, Jerry (2010-03-19). "19th-century industrial spy stole Number 1 drink". Business Week. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
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