The Toilet Business

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Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Stacey Wallace Benefiel has been a butcher, a baker and would totally entertain the idea of being a candlestick maker. More

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Words: 22,080
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458198815
About Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Stacey Wallace Benefiel is the author of the Zellie Wells trilogy, the Penny Black trilogy, the Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, Crossing, The Toilet Business - a collection of humorous essays, and multiple short stories. She sometimes goes by S.W. Benefiel or Reina Stowe, but knows she's not foolin' anybody. Stacey lives in an orange house in Beaverton, OR with her two young children with old people names. When she's not writing or thinking about writing, she's at Crossfit, lifting heavy things and cursing the inventor of the Burpee.

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Review by: Jess C Scott on July 09, 2011 :
===A rollicking romp of an employment record===

Enjoyed the insight of this collection of short and digestible essays, with regards to the author's employment history. The down-to-earth tone and there were many things that "rang true", such as:

1) "I’ve looked into becoming a radiology tech, an interpreter for the deaf, a massage therapist, a yoga instructor, a court reporter, a medical transcriptionist, and a lab technician. Basically anything that requires me to go to a trade school for 18-24 months." (pg-11)

2) Pro vs. Con of "being older than [one's] 22-year-old boss," (pg-35)

3) What people really get up to at records stores (lol!)

As I approach my mid-twenties, I can totally appreciate the ups and downs of being in and out of crappy jobs (throughout my teens, it was never a dream, but a requirement, that I would eventually find a career that I actually enjoyed).

I don't wanna give away any spoilers (especially with endings), but I'll say here that I especially enjoyed the conclusion of this book. I'll say that it ties in wonderfully and positively to The Toilet Business's opening paragraph -- so kudos to SWB on that!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jackie Chanel on June 19, 2011 :
The first words that come to mind when I started The Toilet Business..."Girl, I know exactly what you mean!"
From endless job to endless non gratifying job just to pay the bills, any person who reads these tales can relate.
I laughed from page 1 until the end of the book and when I say end, I mean the very last page. Stacy's humor is quirky and a little bit sarcastic. She's hilarious!
I knew that I was going to like this book when I read the introduction:
"I didn't really figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up until I was thirty-five"
I'm 31 and I just recently just figured out what I wanted to be when I grow up so I completely related to this statement and this book overall! I'm glad that Stacy shared her hilarious work experiences so those of us who go through the same things know that we are not alone :)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Claret Esah on June 12, 2011 :
This is a fantastic memoir recounting the author's journey through odd jobs since high school. It details some of the challenges of workplace politics with the author's trademark humor. An insightful and entertaining read!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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