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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Amazing and Honest

So I am a Mormon and I loved this book. It is rare to hear honest discussions about faith. Elna, armed with humor made faith fun and real. People in the Mormon faith rarely have open dialogue about what they feel and believe. We all assume we believe the same things ...
So I am a Mormon and I loved this book. It is rare to hear honest discussions about faith. Elna, armed with humor made faith fun and real. People in the Mormon faith rarely have open dialogue about what they feel and believe. We all assume we believe the same things because after all we are Mormon. I also found this book to be an interesting insight into a woman's sexuality. Rarely do we read such an open account of how a Mormon woman feels about sex. For young Mormons sex is such a mystery it seems almost unreal and magical, like it will be some mystical experience. In reading Elna I was reminded of my views of sexuality before I had sexlife. It was nostalgic, sex is good but looking forward to sex is even better, and no one is better at looking forward to sex with absolutely no idea what it will really be like then Young Adult Mormons.

Great Job Elna!!

Keep living the Mormon lifestyle so we can have more of these stories and insights!

posted by JohnnyBook on November 12, 2009

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7 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Elna does not speak for all Mormons

I am Mormon and attended the same singles ward in Manhattan as Elna. I would like to point out that Elna is a Mormon in name only. Even five years ago, when I knew Elna, it was clear the only reason she was attending church (or her book title's dance) was to glean inter...
I am Mormon and attended the same singles ward in Manhattan as Elna. I would like to point out that Elna is a Mormon in name only. Even five years ago, when I knew Elna, it was clear the only reason she was attending church (or her book title's dance) was to glean interesting experiences for her comedy routine. As far as I could tell, Elna had given up most of her Mormon religious beliefs and was living a lifestyle that was far from an active Mormon. I think this is relevant because non-Mormons will read this book and think that it's an accurate portrayal of a single Mormon woman. In reality, her experience is not representative of a single Mormon woman living in New York City who is actually a believer and trying to live her religion. I do not know of one single, active Mormon woman who would approve of Elna being her spokesperson.

Elna wants to be unique and interesting, and the fact that she's Mormon is the most interesting thing about her. Elna is not the only single Mormon woman to attend NYU, nor is she the only one pursuing comedy in New York City. There are many Mormon women doing interesting things while still living their faith and without casting it in a distorted, disparaging light.

posted by 2240727 on November 25, 2009

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