About the Author
Joan Opyr lives in Moscow, Idaho. Under the pen name Auntie Establishment, she writes a monthly humor column for Moscow’s Community News in which she takes on the most vital social issues of our day, from gay marriage (she’s for it) to wearing low-rise jeans (which she thinks ought to be a criminal offense punishable by up to five years working as a plumber). A graduate of North Carolina State University, Joan has a BA and an MA in English and is ABD for the PhD from The Ohio State University. Joan has taught composition and literature, worked as a technical writer, a library acquisitions supervisor, and a freelance book reviewer. Her most stressful job to date was a stint writing wedding and engagement announcements for The News & Observer, North Carolina’s largest daily newspaper; hell hath no fury like a Southern bride whose name has been spelled incorrectly.