Archive by Author

Kirkus Book Review (PDF)

‘…this collection takes readers on a hilarious journey through the trials and tribulations of sex and intimacy.’

Viewl/Download Kirkus Review

Back Cover Blurbs

“This Anthology is filled with S & M: Sarcasm and Mirth.” – DC Stanfa and Susan Reinhardt, co-editors

“A quirky mix of stories, brimming with heart, humor and humiliation. It’s like the Island of Misfit Toys wrote a book…” – Lisa K. Nelson, sitcom writer for Everybody Loves Raymond, Ellen and Disney’s Crash and Bernstein.

“Fifty Shades of Funny” is like a warm bedtime story from your grandmother… If your grandmother was a bawdy, old hussy with a wicked sense of humor.” – Tracy Beckereman, syndicated humor columnist and author, Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got my Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs”

“The only thing that could be more fun and more hysterically funny than reading Fifty Shades of Funny would be sitting in a bar with some of the funniest writers on the planet listening to them tell these stories in person.” – Robin O’Bryant, author of Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves

“Intimate and honest, Fifty Shades of Funny is a hilarious roll in the hay!” – Nikki Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink and Swear

“Note to self: (1) Take these opals back to the jewelers and cancel the dinner reservation at Carabbas. (2) If we ever buy a house with a pool, make sure I’m the one who deals with the pool guy. (3) Wow, DC and Susan’s friends are as hilarious as they are – sweet!” – Ron Hogan,

Chapter 1

The Things We Do for Love

by Sher Bailey


It’s funny how things you haven’t thought about in years suddenly and unexpectedly show up in your thoughts.

Yesterday, while driving back from a field trip with my son’s fourth grade class, I remembered a night some twenty-two years ago that I’m sure I had managed to block out of my conscious mind due to the sheer level of embarrassment it caused. All these years later, I can finally laugh at the memory. At least I think I can. Read On