Reading Guide. Sep 28, ISBN Oct 15, ISBN So once again, Elna finds herself alone, standing at the punch bowl, stocking up on Oreos, a virgin in a room full of thirty-year-old virgins doing the Funky Chicken.
But loneliness is nothing compared to what Elna feels when she loses eighty pounds, finds herself suddenly beautiful… and in love with an atheist.
Baker is a fish-out-of-water Mormon NYU grad who loses 80 pounds, tries acting and stand-up comedy and, as you learn in the acknowledgments, ends up Nee with Elizabeth Swados and Ira Glass. She has a genuine but funny take on faith.
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This is a book by a single Mormon girl who is exactly my age and she's writing about what her life is like. That's an incredible statistic. Yet I was disgusted to see at the end that, when all was said and done, the author was just another member of the Lost Generation. And that's the great secret that her skewed vision and inability to focus on the covenant could never reveal to.
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