The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance

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Dutton, Oct 15, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 276 pages
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It's lonely being a Mormon in New York City. So once again, Elna Baker attends the New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance-a virgin in a room full of virgins doing the Macarena. Her Queen Bee costume, which involves a black funnel stuck to her butt for a stinger, isn't attracting the attention she'd anticipated. So once again, Elna is alone at the punch bowl, stocking up on generic Oreos, exactly where you'd expect to find a single Mormon who's also a Big Girl. But loneliness is nothing compared to what happens when she loses eighty pounds. . . . and falls in love with an atheist.

The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance is the memoir of a girl who distresses her family when she chooses NYU over BYU. A girl who's cultivating an oxymoronic identity as a bold, educated, modern, funny, proper, abstinent, religious stand-up comic, equal parts wholesome and hot. As Elna test-drives her identity, she finds herself in the strangest scenarios including selling creepy, overpriced dolls to petulant children at FAO Schwarz and dressing a head wound with a maxi pad while on a date.

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User Review  - ChrisWeir - LibraryThing

Fun to read book. It's a memoir of a young Mormon woman who is filled with self doubt both for herself and her religion. At the end of the book she is 26 and still a virgin, excluding kissing. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

Elna is a fantastic storyteller. I found myself engaged and laughing throughout her tale. I don't necessarily see things the same way as Elna, but I still think that I could potentially see myself being friends with her. Overall, an entertaining read. Read full review

Contents

A Mormon in New York I
1
School Bus I
25
blade I
38
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

\Elna Baker is a Mormon stand-up comedian and writer. She has performed in many of New York City's hottest venues, including Caroline's and the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre, as well as on NPR's This American Life, and received grants for her work from Yaddo and Breadloaf.