THE NEW YORK REGIONAL MORMON SINGLES HALLOWEEN DANCE
"A wickedly funny debut. Baker is both self-absorbed and generous, whip-smart and naïve; she apologizes for none of it."
“Like Pocahontas or Mr. Spock or Ariel the Mermaid, Elna Baker’s caught between two incompatible worlds. She loves them both so fully, it’s heartbreaking to think that someday she’ll have to choose one over the other….An insider’s account of trying to live with real religious faith in a world of temptation.”
- Ira Glass
"Elna Baker's memoirs of Mormon chastity and self-denial are presented with such passion and wit and unbridled effervescence that somehow her life comes out as pure erotic adventure, a romance of wild sunshine hedonism. As she juggles it all before us-her doubt and her deep faith and her lust and longing and fierce discipline-she's a dazzlement, a living breathing paradox and an absolute original and a joy to behold."
George Dawes Green, Author of Ravens and The Juror, and Creator of the MOTH.
"Is there a stronger subject than the struggle for love, or a better way to face it than to laugh? Baker has got the curse to live absurdly, the gift to tell it honestly, and the nerve to break our hearts. G*d@#n her talent."
-Andrew Sean Greer, author of The Story of a Marriage and The Confessions of Max Tivoli