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Blog Tour Kickoff: The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf

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Hey guys! Welcome to the Blog Tour Kickoff for THE SYMPTOMS OF MY INSANITY by Minday Raf! Each week you'll find author exclusives on various book blogs across the 'net, but today, we've got a special video from Mindy and a giveaway below! Enjoy. 

About the book:

A laugh-out-loud, bittersweet debut full of wit, wisdom, heart, and a hilarious, unforgettable heroine.

When you're a hypochondriac, there are a million different things that could be wrong with you, but for Izzy, focusing on what could be wrong might be keeping her from dealing with what's really wrong.

I almost raised my hand, but what would I say? "Mr. Bayer, may I please be excused? I'm not totally positive, but I think I might have cancer." No way. Then everyone at school would know, and they would treat me differently, and I would be known as "Izzy, that poor girl who diagnosed herself with breast cancer during biology."

But Izzy's sense of humor can only get her so far when suddenly her best friend appears to have undergone a personality transplant, her mother's health takes a turn for the worse, and her beautiful maybe-boyfriend is going all hot and cold. Izzy thinks she's preparing for the worst-case scenario, but when the worst-case scenario actually hits, it's a different story altogether--and there's no tidy list of symptoms to help her through the insanity.’s Hollywood Crush blog has already deemed The Symptoms of My Insanityyour new favorite title-to-be,” and VOYA praised it as, “Light and funny yet grounded in the often painful sensibilities of teenagers. . . . A touching look at the confusion bred in the alliances of teens as they find their way in the world.” 

Debut author Mindy Raf is a writer, comedienne, and musician who has written for VH1’s Best Night Ever,WABC Radio, and She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more about Mindy at or follow her on Twitter @mindyraf!

Mindy shares her writing process with us:


Thanks so much, Mindy, for that hilarious video! We can't wait to get our hands on this book. 

In the meantime, five lucky US winners will receive a signed copy. Enter by filling out the form below. Good luck!

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  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 02 April 2013

    Hilarious....I'm not a writer, but I'm a bit of a neat freak so that's not me!

  • Darith Ly
    Darith Ly Tuesday, 02 April 2013

    Not a writer, but I like the writing :D

  • Sasha Shamblen
    Sasha Shamblen Wednesday, 03 April 2013

    Im a sort of writer but i dint have a writing process

  • Stacy
    Stacy Wednesday, 03 April 2013

    Ha ha ha, but no, I have a different writing style.

  • YABC
    YABC Thursday, 04 April 2013

    She's hott lol

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 05 April 2013

    I'm not a writer but I love writing and my writing style is no where near Mindy's.

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 05 April 2013

    LOL! I'm not a writer, just a lover of books! It's good to see a sense of humor in a writer. Loved that!

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 05 April 2013

    The video was great! i love her sense of humor. I am not a writer, but would like to read her book.:)

  • Leanne Goon
    Leanne Goon Saturday, 06 April 2013

    Awesome video! Seems like I would love her book!

  • YABC
    YABC Sunday, 07 April 2013

    This video was so funny. Thank you for sharing this just so we can see the humor of a writer which makes me want to read her books even more. Thanks again.

  • YABC
    YABC Monday, 08 April 2013

    I don't have a process. There are moments in the video where I'm as unorganized as she is. Mindy is hilarious.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 09 April 2013

    I loved the video. I'm a write, so it was great for me but I'm also a teacher so it's something I'd share with my students!

  • Shelver506
    Shelver506 Tuesday, 09 April 2013

    I thought the video was really cute!

  • Courtney Gendreau
    Courtney Gendreau Tuesday, 16 April 2013

    I thought the video was a really cute!

  • YABC
    YABC Thursday, 18 April 2013

    I liked the video. It gives me some ideas for approaching my own writing.

  • Andrea Diaz
    Andrea Diaz Thursday, 18 April 2013

    I liked the video, but my writing process is different

  • Alicia Batista
    Alicia Batista Friday, 19 April 2013

    Awesome video! The book sounds GREAT!

  • YABC
    YABC Saturday, 20 April 2013

    :D had to watch it several times

    am in a different mind set then her

  • cindy jones
    cindy jones Sunday, 21 April 2013

    loved the video im not a writer but if i was...that would be me too!!

  • YABC
    YABC Sunday, 21 April 2013

    I'm not a writer but her writing process sounds interesting. I wouldn't have thought about using Excel. I've never really used it before, but I was wondering if she used it to organize her different ideas...I could probably use a few of her tips because just writing essays is pretty hard for me!
    ps I loved the video-it was very funny ;)

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