A+EThe Perils of Petunia Pap Smear

Petunia’s Perils are Now in Paperback, Hardcover & Kindle

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Petunia Pap Smear has been writing and publishing her perils in QSaltLake Magazine for 15 years. That’s over 175 columns of her best and worst times. Now, you can get all of them in one place — a 355-page book available in paperback, hardcover, and Kindle through Amazon.

This book is hilarious, with the right level of risque. Yes, it is not for the faint of heart. There’s a reason they tore down the LDS ward church building the day after he was baptized in it.

But it is absolutely the best toilet-side book you could ever buy.

Petunia Pap Smear is the camp drag persona of Courtney Moser. Born and raised on a potato and sheep farm in Dayton, Idaho, he now lives with his husband of 33 years in Salt Lake City. He is the Queen Mother of the Matrons of Mayhem, which raises tens of thousands of dollars for charities each year. His activism began in Logan, Utah, in the 1980s and continues. He was awarded the Kristen Ries Community Service Award at Utah Pride in 2015.

The book has stories of his life as a budding queen schlepping sheep shit, almost setting Utah State University on fire, losing his keys in a cruisy park restroom … you get the picture.

Ruby Ridge, aka Donald Steward, even looked up from his new Aussie home to celebrate.

“Droughts. Pandemics. Market meltdowns. Now a collection of Petunia Pap Smear’s ‘writing?’” he wrote. “Face it Utah — God’s just not listening!”

Close friend, Dennis McCracken, artistic director of the Salt Lake Men’s Choir waxes poetic about Petunia.

“Petunia’s main goal in life is to make sure those around her laugh and enjoy the moment. Nothing beats a trip to Savers or a buffet with her,” he said.

And since many of her stories begin or end at Club Try-Angles, owner Gene Gieber had to chime in.

“Petunia’s favorite pastime is attending buffets. Treat this book like a buffet. Even when you’ve had enough, you will still read for more,” he said.

The book is currently available only through Amazon at amazon.com/author/petuniapapsmear.

Watch for events and potential in-store purchasing opportunities soon.

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