Sarah Rose

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Sarah Rose
Born Sarah Rose
Residence New York City[1]
Nationality United States
Education University of Chicago
Harvard University[1][2]
Occupation Author, Journalist, Actress
Known for For All the Tea in China[4]
Television Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys[1][5]
Awards New York Foundation for the Arts[1][2]

Sarah Rose is an author and cast member of the television program Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. She was born in 1974 in Chicago and lives in New York. She attended Harvard College and the University of Chicago,[1][2] and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools high school.[2][3] She was a grant winner from New York Foundation for the Arts. She was also awarded the North American Travel Journalists Association Grand Prize in Writing.[1][2] Her columns have appeared in the major newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Sun-Times, Toronto Globe and Mail, The Economist, and many others.[2]


Her first book, For All the Tea in China, was published in 2009 in England.[4] and in 2010 in the United States.[6] 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[7] who, in stealing tea plants and seeds from Qing China,[8] committed "the greatest act of industrial espionage in history."[9][page needed] Guy Raz, of National Public Radio's All Things Considered, called it "a wonderful combination of scholarship and storytelling",[10] 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".[11] Her book received press coverage on BBC Radio (as "Book of the Week"), AudioFile Magazine, and elsewhere.[2]

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 also writes a humor column about dating for The Saturday Evening Post and Men's Fitness.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2010-2011 Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Herself 8 episodes[1][5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Sarah Rose · The homepage of writer Sarah Rose". Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Sarah Rose | LinkedIn". Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  3. ^ a b "U Highlights.". U Highlights. 1992. 
  4. ^ a b 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. ISBN 0091797063. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  5. ^ a b "Sarah Rose on IMDB". 
  6. ^ ———————— (2010-03-18), For All the Tea in China, USA: Penguin Group, retrieved 2011-12-10 
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Fan, Fa-ti. British Naturalists in Qing China: Science, Empire, and Cultural Encounter. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004. Print.
  9. ^ ———————— (2010), For All the Tea in China, New York: Viking .
  10. ^ McEwan, Ian. "For All The Tea In China; Dreams In A Time Of War; The Line". Book Review: Solar. NPR. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  11. ^ Harkavy, Jerry (2010-03-19). "19th-century industrial spy stole Number 1 drink". Business Week. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
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