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Sandi Hutcheson earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. She teaches Creative Writing and Mass Communications for the University of Phoenix and lives in St. Augustine, Florida, with a three-legged Australian Shepherd, a pair of dachshunds named Laverne and Shirley, and a teenage son who is currently suffering from Senioritis.

Story: Looks Great Naked

Reviews

PCB

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Great humor and told with lots of realism. Made me want to scrub the bathroom commode with his toothbrush and put it back in place for him to use the next morning.

Lisa Rose

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Very funny and engaging. I really liked the character in this story. She has an awesome sense of humor and is not afraid to laugh at herself. Mothers always think that they know best... and you know what? Usually they are right. I read this on a plaque somewhere: By the time a woman figures out that her mother was right about everything, she has a daughter who thinks that she is wrong. This is what Bill Cosby calls 'The Mother's Curse'. I hope you have a child that acts exactly like you. Don't scoff; it actually works. Again very funny. If you have the time please read my story 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.

JoAnne Sutton

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I thought this story was appealing, funny, and definitely worth reading. My first thought was that it was just another story about someone whose husband is cheating, but then I couldn't help but like it anyways. It kept me interested throughout, and the characters seemed real. I wasn't so sure about the ending; it didn't really seem like an ending. I would like to have feedback on my story!

Beth

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There were some humorous situations, but they seemed to flow together like one long run-on sentence. It reminded me of a Gilda Radner Roseanne Roseannadanna skit, which might have been the style Sandi was hoping to achieve; if so, I think it needed more exaggeration to pull off this brand of humor. Sometimes, too much detail bogged down the funny parts.

SusieQue

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Love it. Another Erma Bombeck has evolved.

Karmen

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What a great story! Love this.

orangefish

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You make me smile!

Slider

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Fresh, honest and candid. Sandi tells it like it is and makes the process fun and sometimes surprising. Your modern poignancy speaks to me.

Alyce Wilson

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I love the genuine feel of this story: the main character was believable and likable. The humor was on the mark, and I loved how you incorporated the motif of throwing stones. It cut off too quickly at the end, however. I wanted to see one more confrontation with the husband.

sherry palmer

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Sandi has not only written a book with lots of humor, she also has something important to say. If you haven't read Sandi's work, read it now! Sandi is a funny, deep writer and the reader comes away with a great deal of insight. And while you are at it, vote for Sandi - I had the good fortune to be one of Sandi's classmates at Spalding. She's a terrific person, and a fabulous writer.

diannnean

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Witty, insightful, hilarious, and poignant.

holly

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Her humor made my day.

Shorty

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Everything I have read of Sandi's I have enjoyed. She has a great sense of humor and very entertaining.

Bababea

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Clever choices of word placement. Great attitudes in every situation. Never "under the circumstances". Humor above all.The kind of person everyone wants to hang with.

lovelylisa

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Funny in all the right places, Lightening up a human tragedy. Sandi shows us Life can sometimes be sweeter after the purge. Great read.

Dianne

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I love Sandi's stories! She has the ability to laugh at herself, which is rare. She shares stories about both happy and sad times in her life, and she has the ability to make all of us feel better about our lives - crisis times and all - because if she has survived and thrived, so can we. She is amazing, and I can not wait to see her books for sale at the local bookstore.

RSL

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Love the way Sandi "tells it like it is." Can't wait to read her book!

Dottie

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Sandi has the unique ability to make me laugh...even when the subject matter is heavy. Is there a woman alive who hasn't struggled with many of the same issues? I hope she will become America's Next Author.

Barb

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Wonderful humor and details!

Howard

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Well done. Great style & humor. Reminds me of a Mrs. Dave Barry.

Tanner Graddy

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Oh that was hilarious! Beautiful descriptions and my goodness those dachshunds are cute.

jla

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Nicely done. Good metaphors and excellent Prader Willi reference.

fuf

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Great humor, and real!

Grace

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Funny, funny, funny!

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