"A wickedly funny debut. Baker is both self-absorbed and generous, whip-smart and naïve; she apologizes for none of it." -People
I'm going to admit: when I received this book from Penguin, I almost decided to keep it for myself. Penguin lets me decide whether or not I offer the book as a giveaway and this one just looked so funny, so delightful that I was going to hoard it. But, I checked my local library and there's a copy there, so I'm offering this copy to one of you. The library copy is currently checked out though, so while y'all are commenting, I might read a few pages. You'll have to forgive me. I promise not to spill any wine on the pages and it will arrive almost new to the winner.
Here's the synopsis:
It's lonely being a Mormon in New York City. Every year, Elna Baker attends the New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance. This year, her Queen Bee costume (which involves a funnel stinger stuck to her butt) isn't attracting the attention she'd anticipated. 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.
Here's a little video about the book:
Ready to read it? Leave a comment. I'll choose a winner in a week.