"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."
The book puts into words what’s in our heads at 4 am."
"Gloria Squitiro’s feisty spirit challenges every one of us to own our feelings and live uncensored in a world that has programmed us to shrink-wrap authentic expression. Gloria models what real courage is; having the guts to be real, imperfect, transparent and because of that, refreshingly human and whole."
May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision Earns Amazon #1 Bestseller Status in the United States, Canada, and Australia!
- #1 in Adult Humor in Australia
- #1 in Love, Sex & Marriage Humour in Canada
- #1 in Travel Humor AND Love, Sex & Marriage Humor in the USA
Date awarded: September & October 2019
May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision wins Best Book Cover for Nonfiction!
The award was presented by Top Shelf Magazine, the leading literary magazine for publishers, booksellers, librarians, authors and readers.
Date Awarded: June 5, 2019
Gloria on KCUR’s “Up to Date” with Steve Kraske
“I think there is an epidemic of loneliness in our country today…it takes courage + bravery to step out of your comfort zone and live the destiny you want.” On air with Steve Kraske at KCUR893 talking politics, Funk, and being true to who you’re meant to be.
Original Air Date: May 16, 2019
Gloria on Kansas City Live with Crystle Lampitt
I walked in nervous and walked out grateful for the time I was given to speak from my heart and mind.
Here’s to you if you don’t let anything stand in the way of your truth. Your power. Your voice.
Original Air Date: May 16, 2019
Funk & Gloria on “Week in Review” with Nick Haines
Nick Haines talked to Mark Funkhouser and Gloria Squitiro, former KCMO Mayor and First Lady, about the new book May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision.
Nick’s show takes a look behind the headlines at the stories affecting the Kansas City metro area. It airs at on Fridays and Sundays in Kansas City.
Original Air Date: May 17, 2019
Does Bravery Cause Side Effects?
“A woman is like a tea bag: you never know how strong she is, until she’s in hot water.” Dr. Carole Lieberman announces her podcast guest, Gloria Squitiro.
Gloria shares her hope — that her story will inspire other women to stand up and not be shut up, so that they can pursue their dreams, too — in this empowering interview.
Original Air Date: May 21, 2019
May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision
wins Best Book Cover Design for Nonfiction!
The award was presented by The Book Designer, a site devoted to giving advice to help build better books.
Date Awarded: May 2019