Fifty Shades of Funny by DC Stanfa
Hook-ups, Break-ups And Crack-ups (Volume 1)

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When people unite, misadventures ignite. Relationships can be chaotic, and sex is never as smoothly choreographed as it is in The Young and the Restless. Authors/Editors Susan Reinhardt, award-winning columnist for Asheville Citizen-Times and author of four books, including "Not Tonight Honey, Wait 'Til I'm A Size Six", and DC Stanfa, author of "The Art Of Table Dancing: Escapades Of An Irreverent Woman", compile a refreshing regalement of stories, ranging from strange to hysterical, in this PG-13 (ish) rated anthology. This collaboration includes several well-known humorists, and some new, unique voices. Among the heavy-hitters are Bruce Cameron from "The 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" fame, and Hollis Gillespie, Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch and "Confessions Of A Recovering Slut", best-selling humorist and a Writers Digest Break-Out Author of the Year. Both of these esteemed authors have contributed stories about relationships that went from sweet to sour. A new, unusual suspect contributing to the project is Nikki Knepper, "Queen of Cussin", the founder of Moms Who Drink and Swear. Fifty Shades of Funny is an eclectic collection of true stories that fit like your perfect little black dress. But with a twist: This time it's a little black rubber dress. (Those librarians can be wild.) The stories range from ironic and sardonic to some slapstick situations that are laugh-out-loud funny. This is a collection of often embarrassing-but-true stories by people who happen to be really great storytellers: from tales about exploding hair caked in Final Net and flaming Lee Press-On nails, to one contributor's story about her on-going tumultuous relationship with pool boys. Fifty Shades of Funny offers up unconventional and often prickly pairings, like one writer's harrowing relationship with her mother's horrendous hairdo, and a consuming obsession-confession from a man who explores life, death and his love and desire for a popular snack-cake, Little Debbies--a tart in more ways than one. There is also a comical confession from a cougar-in-training, and one man's transgression with a "woman in a box" that he bought at a store. This book isn't just soup for your soul. It's filling enough to bust a gut. It's sweet, salty, and spicy followed with some just desserts and un-just desertions. (You didn't really think The Hot Drummer was going to marry her, did you?)

About DC Stanfa

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DC Stanfa's abilities in salesmanship led to speaking before both social and professional events where her topics include From Bold To Sold: Getting What You Want By Being A Shameless Opportunist. Her engagements?built around humor and the importance of self-esteem?draw from her own experiences at surviving high school, the Catholic church, datelessness, and the Jerry Springer Show. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, DC insists she grew up after college in Dallas during the 1980s, an experience she refers to fondly as ?the destructive and reconstructive years.? Her maverick spirit is revealed early on in The Art of Table Dancing: Escapades of an Irreverent Woman, when she?as a mere seventh-grader?goes toe-to-toe with the church, and continues through a chronicle of crazy-but-true stories revealing how imagination and perseverance may carry one through. From Toledo to sex in the Big City, DC manages both an epic escape and a remarkable transformation. Armed with sarcasm and a pen, she proves truth is funnier than fiction. DC is active in Cincinnati based Women Writing For (a) Change and was featured in an interview for In The Tank, a documentary program on PBS. She lives in Cincinnati with her daughter, Cori, and two cats, the requisite writerly minimum. Susan Rienhardt is a syndicated columnist and feature writer whose work has appeared all over the world in major newspaper such as the "Washington Post. London Daily Mirror, Newsday, and other Tribune Media and Gannett publications. Reinhardt has won dozens of awards for her writing, including several Best of Gannett honors. She is married to jazz musician Stuart Reinhardt and has two children.
Published November 16, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 210 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Composed of short stories penned by bloggers and comedy writers, and expertly edited by comedy writers Stanfa and Reinhardt, this collection takes readers on a hilarious journey through the trials and tribulations of sex and intimacy.

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