Thursday, April 04, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! SUPER DAVE REVIEWS LATEST MASTERPIECE FROM FORMER KANSAS CITY 1ST LADY GLORIA SQUITIRO
And once again . . . Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
I thought I was finished with Gloria Squitiro and Mark Funkhouser years ago after they abandoned Kansas City and moved to the nation's capital to help run some mag that policy wonks use to build their résumé.
Again, we never held any personal animosity toward either former Mayor Funky or KCMO 1st lady Gloria Squitiro. It was merely the job of TKC as the only INDEPENDENT Internets opinion outlet that really matters in this town to oppose one of the most grossly incompetent administrations Kansas City has ever witnessed. As always, our blog community lived up to the task and the Mayor never made it past the primary of his reelection and now helps teach other aspiring politicos from his mistakes.
Accordingly . . .
THANKS TO SUPER DAVE OUR BLOG COMMUNITY IS FIRST TO REVIEW THE WRITING OF GLORIA SQUITIRO PUBLISHED LONG AFTER PEOPLE STOPPED CARING!!!
Apropos for #TBT, we offer a great many thanks to Dave for valiantly suffering through this seemingly self-obsessed memoir that chronicles part of local history that most voters would like to forget.
SUPER DAVE REVIEWS GLORIA SQUITIRO'S TELL-ALL BOOK!!!
When I was approached by Mark Funkhouser to read an advanced proof copy of his wife’s new book, May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision, I told him that I would be more than happy to. Now that I have read the book, I am upholding my promise to write this review.
If you say you live in Kansas City and have never heard of Gloria Squitiro then you have to be a recent transplant to this area. Gloria became famous in a negative way as the first wife of a Kansas City Mayor that was banned from her husband’s office. I heard all the stories along with some inside gossip from people that were friends of the Funkhousers during this time Mark was in office. But I pushed all that out of my mind as I dove into this book to quickly find out some of the stories that I questioned from the past may have had a lot more truth to them that even I would like to admit.
Gloria has a very in-your-face style of writing and nothing, I mean nothing, appears to be taboo in sharing with us. You do have to give Gloria an A+ for at least being honest in explaining her feelings, her trials and tribulations, as she in great detail lays out her life along with the whole family in the first volume of her memoirs.
Gloria’s first volume briefly covers her and Mark’s conversation on him running for Mayor of Kansas City and looking for an office to be his campaign headquarters. The rest of the book goes in to greater detail, in a “Dear Diary” kind of way covering the Funkhouser family European vacation. When I say that the book is a dear diary sort of format, it is exactly just that. You will read about things that a majority of the public would never ever share with anyone outside of a very, very, close friend. Very little shocks me at times, but I have to admit there were times I read things that shocked me in this book. I will not give those incidents away, I will leave that up to you the reader to find out for yourself all the things that I thought were just a little too TMI.
I have seen some comments of people saying they thought the book was humorous and funny and I’m not sure I agree with that, but I also think that this is a book the female side of the human race will probably enjoy reading more than the male side. But either way, if you followed the escapades of Mayor Funkhouser’s time in office and all the media hoopla that took place during that time, I have to suggest you do read this book. It may give you a clearer understanding of life in the Funkhouser family which I’m not saying is bad, but one needs to form their own opinion. To each their own is my motto and as long as you’re not breaking any real hard-core laws, all’s fair as I see it.
Out of a five star rating I will give this book a three. I think the book is very well written, very easy to read, but in total honesty, not really my kind of reading. But that does not make it a book you don’t want to read, it’s just not my forte. I’m sure many people will think this is a five star book and I will not argue against that, this is just one of those books you have to read for yourself and then decide on your own, where you stand.
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