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The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker
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May 22, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: autobiographies-essay-collections
Read from May 03 to 22, 2011

My gosh, thoughtful, funny, insightful — this book kicked ass.

Elna Baker's in her late 20s (maybe 30 by now?) and wrote this series of essays on what it was like to live in NYC as a Mormon, and try to reconcile the two worlds (answer: it's kind of impossible). I came to Chicago more conservative Christian than otherwise, so this struck a chord in me, but I really would recommend it to pretty much anyone. It's awesome. I do not bestow the 5/5 lightly.

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Reading Progress

05/03/2011 page 45
17.0% "I like funny books. And this is funny."
05/16/2011 page 75
28.0% "Everyone should read this. EVERYONE."
05/21/2011 page 143
53.0% "This is one of those books I'm going to yell at everyone to read."

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Michael Let me know about this one! Should I add it?

Alice It's made me laugh out loud a few times, plus it's a book of humorous essays, which I think is my current favorite book format. PLUS, the author is like a 30-year-old Mormon living in NYC, so you should read it.

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