A native of Crayola Crayons capital – Easton, Pennsylvania – Marilyn Jennerjohn sees herself as a sarcasm maven, a Redken products touter, and an inveterate weed extractor. After twenty-eight years as a high school educator, she retired in 2002 with no regrets. Currently she resides in a southcentral Pennsylvania setting conducive to dandelions.

Over the top? ‘Toilet Tales’ answers that question. “Education, Assholes and Orgasmic Gardening: Essays and Stories” delivers both a dash of snark and a hint of tenderness.