About

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 Writer’s 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 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 Debbie—a  tart in more ways than one. There’s 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?)