About Gloria

Gloria Squitiro has a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is published in Harper’s, See Beyond and Authority/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 Your Ass: How a Demure Little Wife Made Her Husband a Big-City Mayor, publishes May 24, 2023.

Gloria has been married to Mark Funkhouser for forty-plus long-ass years. It seems her mission in life is to make every other man on earth grateful he’s not married to her.

Squitiro’s personality type has changed! She is now an ENFJ: extroverted (not really!), iNtuitive (kind of stupid spelling), feeling and judging. These types are idealistic and thoughtful and strive to have a positive impact on the world. They can’t help but do the right thing, even when the doing is difficult.

In 2006, Gloria became Funk’s campaign manager by default. She has the rare distinction of being the only First Lady to be legally banned from the city hall office where her husband was mayor. Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post—even Great Britain’s left-wing Guardian and America’s right-wing Rush Limbaugh—reported stories about her.

Gloria dreams of building an Artist Healing Retreat Center on the Big Island of Hawaii someday.

They can throw her out, but they can’t shut her up!

May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision and C’mon Funk Move Your Ass are the first two books in the C’mon Funk Trilogy. They are available in print and e-book formats on Amazon and for pre-order.

A bundle of ideas.” — The Wall Street Journal

A sharp-elbowed New Yorker.” — NBC News

Hilarious and candid.” — BookBub

Gloria puts into words what’s in our heads at 4 a.m.” — Reader review 

“Amazon #1 Bestseller Indie Book Cover Award” TopShelf

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!—International Feature BookBub

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