What happens when…we risk real talk
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You, too, can OVERCOME ANXIETY
live a bigger
more carefree life.
Find your Strength. Power. Connection. Purpose.
A New and Better You!
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In 2008, Gloria Squitiro was legally banned from the Kansas City, MO City Hall office where her husband, Mark Funkhouser (“Funk”) was mayor. She made headlines on Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post. Even Great Britain’s left-wing The Guardian and America’s right-wing Rush Limbaugh—did stories about her.
Funk calls her “A Skydiver Afraid of Heights.” Someone who figures out how to spend a cost-free summer in Europe, arranges it all, but when it’s time to leave, has an anxiety attack walking out the door.
In this first volume of her humorous, sharp-witted, and brutally honest memoir, Gloria pushes past her fears and spends the summer abroad before setting up a campaign headquarters. Then, without any experience, she helps Funk cross the finish line—only to learn that being Kansas City’s First Lady will be much more difficult than she could’ve ever imagined (but those stories are saved for later books).
In sharing her story of courage and becoming her New and Better Self Gloria hopes to inspire others to step out in confidence, to make a difference where it counts, and to stand up for others . . . and yourself.
"Gloria puts into words what's in our heads at 4 a.m — Reader Review"
"So glad there is a book with a strong woman telling it like it is. We need this right now. Let’s get real about getting real."
"Her adventures of problem-solving lifelong issues will have you laughing, crying and contemplating not only her life but your own as well. Her book, on the whole, is like a rose rising up from the thorns, a difficult but beautiful dance."
"This book is a must read for those who appreciate facing life's challenges, learning to deal with one's deepest fears and finding one's strengths."
A page turner. I couldn't put it down. Gloria puts into words what we all wished we'd said."
"What an excellent read! Gloria through her humor, whit and honesty will take you through her journey. All along the way encouraging you to challenge yourself...to take your own path, take on your own fears and the joy when you conquer it."
In this hilarious and candid memoir, a mayor’s wife shares the adventures and lessons of her unconventional life and family — from spending a summer abroad to being banned from her husband’s office at city hall!