Alice's Reviews > The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir

The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
May 03, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: autobiographies-essay-collections

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.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

May 3, 2011 – Started Reading
May 3, 2011 – Shelved
May 3, 2011 –
page 45
15.63% "I like funny books. And this is funny."
May 16, 2011 –
page 75
26.04% "Everyone should read this. EVERYONE."
May 21, 2011 –
page 143
49.65% "This is one of those books I'm going to yell at everyone to read."
May 22, 2011 – Finished Reading
October 25, 2011 – Shelved as: autobiographies-essay-collections

Comments (showing 1-2 of 2) (2 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Michael (new) - added it

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.

back to top