Elna Baker: Nerd day

Elna Baker's grade school reputation faces it's greatest threat: her engineer father's enthusiasm for homework.

Elna Baker is a writer and comedic storyteller. She's appeared on The Moth Radio Hour, This American Life, BBC Radio 4, All Things Considered, WTF with Marc Maron, Studio 360, The Sound of Young America, The Joy Behar Show and at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She's written for ELLE, Glamour, Men's Journal, O Magazine, More Magazine, Five Dials Literary Journal and xoJane.com. Her memoir The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance was published by Penguin, earning four stars in People Magazine and the 2010 AML award for best humor writing. She's also the co-host and co-creator of The Talent Show, recently named best variety show by New York Magazine. Her upcoming novel You Are My Revenge, co-written with Kevin Townley, will be published by Scholastic in 2014.