The Juice is a collection of true stories based on actual experiences I have had throughout my journey to find “The One.” Names and details have been modified in order to protect the privacy of the individuals who have inspired these stories (and in order for me not to get shot). Petunia Johnson is obviously not my name. My oldest and dearest friend, who used to refer to her most sacred, female part as Petunia Johnson, has bestowed the name to me. I felt this would be a fitting pen-name, not only because it suggests a woman’s valor, as it is also indicative of the tribute I would like to make to my wonderful friends – friends who have acted more like sisters to me through many ups and downs. Writing these stories has been a therapeutic experience for me. I hope that you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Thank you to the men who have taught me so much. We had some good times. No hard feelings.