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"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."
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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!
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From out of the most horrible things, beautiful things arise.
Finally, finally! After years of writing and editing, Book 2 in the “C’mon Funk Series” released today! The following is an excerpt from the Acknowledgements: WTF is with this pandemic?! I began writing “C’mon Funk Move Your Ass” in 2006 on a ship called The Queen Mary II, and I wrote the last line at 6:24 p.m. on June 24, 2016, in Long Beach, New York. The manuscript weighed in at a whopping 1,102 pages. I expected to publish it in the spring of 2020. I’m late getting it out the door because, for me, the pandemic began in 2016 […]
I bought a little cabin in the woods on a credit card once
I bought a little cabin in the woods on a credit card once. We were living in Kansas City, and I wanted my kids to experience nature. For weekends on end, we loaded groaning children into the van to look at parcels I’d found on the Internet. It took a year, but we eventually found 7 acres with a little cabin on it. Since the property was surrounded by 1000s of acres of forested land and priced at 42k, we pounced on it. I thought I had everything tied up in a neat little bow when the realtor called to […]
I’m Now A Contributing Writer of See Beyond Magazine!
More amazing things! The Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of See Beyond Magazine & Talks have invited me to be a REGULAR contributing writer in their wonderful publication. I am so grateful. And I even have a spot on the masthead! Imagine that happening to little ‘ole me? This month’s article in See Beyond is titled, “That’s Some Witchy Sh!t,” and it’s published on pages 53 & 54 of their May/June edition. You can read it online here: https://www.seebeyondmag.com/… @See Beyond Magazine & Talks Thank you also to Grayce McCormick for securing this fantastic opportunity for me #lightfinderpr
Female Disruptors: Gloria Squitiro On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry
“Trust your gut.” I’ve gotten this advice from so many people that it’s difficult to point to a single person who has helped me get as far as I’ve gotten with that goal. Asa part of our series about women shaking things up in their industry, we had the pleasure of interviewing Gloria Squitiro. Gloria Squitiro is published in Harper’s, See Beyond and Medium magazines and is the author of the bestselling May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision: The Side Effects of Bravery, the first in the three-book C’mon Funk memoir series. The second title, C’mon Funk, Move […]
Universe? Why don’t you pick on someone your own size?
Universe? Why don’t you pick on someone your own size? Recently, Funk and I replaced an incredibly ugly coffee table with a more stylish piece from Anthropologie. Ever since we purchased it, he’s been stubbing his size 16 feet on the legs and howling like a little baby. And of course, every time he does, I fall into a heap of laughter on the floor. One day not too long ago, I had my girlfriends over for lunch. They’ve been hosting me ever since that most terrible thing happened the summer of 2020, so I went all out for them. […]
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