The Toilet Business [NOOK Book]


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The Toilet Business

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What (completely real) people are saying about The Toilet Business:

"Hilarious!" - Stacey's BFF

"I think I just peed a little. You're gonna change my name, right?" - "Chantal"

"Can you get me some more apple juice?" - G.Benefiel, age 4

"Want to see me eat glass? Parking lot. Two minutes." - the guy on the barstool next to me at the TT in 1997.*

*Okay, this quote has nothing to do with The Toilet Business. It also had nothing to do with the conversation I was having with that guy in '97.


Stacey Wallace Benefiel has been a butcher, a baker and would totally entertain the idea of being a candlestick maker.
Over the past eighteen years she’s worked nearly fifty jobs, ninety percent of which were crappy.
From motel housekeeper, to fry cook, to Tower Records salesperson, Stacey has weathered her employment adventures with a smile on her face, uncomfortable shoes on her feet, and a double Jack and Coke in hand.
Her employment history gives new meaning to the phrase retail therapy.

The Toilet Business is intended for readers over 18 due to language and semi-illegal shenanigans.

This is an e-book of approximately 22,000 words.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012503886
  • Publisher: Stacey Wallace Benefiel
  • Publication date: 5/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 192 KB

Meet the Author

Stacey Wallace Benefiel is the author of the Zellie Wells trilogy, the Penny Black trilogy, the Day of Sacrifice series, the Open Door Love Story series, 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 who have old people names. When she’s not writing, thinking about writing, or driving the kids somewhere, Stacey is at CrossFit lifting heavy things, and cursing the inventor of the Burpee.
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  • Posted July 9, 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!

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