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

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

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.

MTV.com’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 CollegeHumor.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more about Mindy at www.mindyraf.com 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 on Monday, 08 April 2013 23:45

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

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I don't have a process. There are moments in the video where I'm as unorganized as she is. Mindy is hilarious.
YABC (website) on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 07:37

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!

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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 (website) on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 19:01

I thought the video was really cute!

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I thought the video was really cute!
Courtney Gendreau (website) on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 19:41

I thought the video was a really cute!

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I thought the video was a really cute!
YABC on Thursday, 18 April 2013 21:40

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

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I liked the video. It gives me some ideas for approaching my own writing.
Andrea Diaz (website) on Thursday, 18 April 2013 22:04

I liked the video, but my writing process is different

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I liked the video, but my writing process is different
Alicia Batista on Friday, 19 April 2013 11:51

Awesome video! The book sounds GREAT!

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Awesome video! The book sounds GREAT!
YABC on Saturday, 20 April 2013 10:23

had to watch it several times

am in a different mind set then her

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:D had to watch it several times am in a different mind set then her
cindy jones on Sunday, 21 April 2013 15:05

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

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loved the video im not a writer but if i was...that would be me too!!
YABC on Sunday, 21 April 2013 21:33

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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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 ;)