Sarah is from a family of four girls, just like Little Women. The similarity ends there.

Sarah got her driver’s licence at age 23, the day before she got married. It was a requirement of her soon-to-be husband.

Sarah was thrilled to get pointe shoes at age thirteen, but her mother was horrified, fearing that Sarah would develop unsightly calves.

At seventeen years old, Sarah published a story in Seventeen magazine.

Sarah’s few memories of her Irish-American grandfather involve him telling grizzly tales of the martyrdom of women saints.