Titillating Tales from the Outhouse

From Presentations Press


Titillating Tales from the Outhouse
and other perky poetic adventures


To order directly from Tom… US buyers send check to 8387 Abbotshill Rd. San Diego, CA 92123 for $14 + $3 shipping = $17 total. Calif buyers $15.08 (including CA tax) + $3 shipping = $18.08.  Thank you.

Who among us does not have personal experiences with those small but important little buildings that go by many names – outhouses, privies, porta-potties, johns, loos, cans, crappers, thrones, and many more? And who has not heard or shared their own funny tales about those adventures?

Here is a book full of amusing and rhyming poems dealing with exactly that subject, from

  • How the term “crapper” got its name
  • To Jose who rents his portable bano to drivers at the world’s busiest border
  • To military colonels using two-story outhouses (hmmm… what does that mean to the privates?)

These and more outhouse tales will likely stir some memories and definitely bring on big-league chuckles (and maybe snorts).

“I got chuckles galore from your clever well-spiced rhymes. Your outhouse tales will stir lots of fun memories for many of us who’ve had ample experience with those little casas out back.” Art Banta, author of King Arthur and His Ribald (K)nights

Also here is a set of poems by author Tom on subjects other than outhouses that will trigger more laughs. And finally, here are some classic centuries-old poems about adventuresome outhouse experiences written by authors James Whitcomb Riley, Robert Service and yes, some tomes Shakespeare himself spouted off (sort of).

Never in my life did I realize there was so much to say about outhouses! From drunken damsels to a triad of escaped convicts to the outhouse adventures of Santa Claus, this book of poems is a delight. It transports the reader to another time and (odorous) place in a deluge of hysterical whimsy. I challenge you not to giggle.”  Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D., Author of 3 Keys to Defeating Unconscious Bias: Watch, Think, Act

Among these Titillating Tales you’ll find nearly 80 pages of original jolly… depending… poems such as:

  • ” Tale of the Three Outhouse Tippers”– More than a few will recall those experiences.
  • ” Ode to a Titian Urn” — OK, it’s not a tribute to a famous Greek.
  • ” Quandary in the Campground” — A common locale for these necessary purposes.
  • ” My Kingdom for a Seat” — It is good to have a place to sit and peruse.
  • ” Skip to My…WHAHHH??? — Isn’t that a song about some place?
  • ” Where Does Santa Go?” — Haven’t some of you wondered about how he takes care of that when he’s making the rounds?

Tom Leech is the author of books on various subjects: humor, business, nature, world travel and children’s poetry. Recent books include Fun on the Job: Amusing and true tales from Rosie-the-Riveters to Rocket Scientists at a major aerospace company and the 2nd edition of Say It Like Shakespeare: The Bard’s Timeless Tips for Successful Communication. Tom’s poems have been published in many author anthologies, his own books, and various publications.


“As a young Indiana farm boy, I have fond memories of the old outhouse we had on our family farm in the 40’s & 50’s with its Sears Roebuck catalog—and some not-so-fond memories. Looking forward to seeing Tom’s completed collection of stories & poems.” Tom Smith, Indiana Educator-Farm Boy.

“A delightful read! If ever there was a reason to praise the outdoor privy, Leech’s anthology of clever quips, quotes, poems and dirty little ditties sets the standard!” M. Lee Buompensiero, award-winner author of Sumerland.

“A whimsical journey to a different kind of nether world. Naughty fun!” Gered Beeby, author of Dark Option

“Who knew the loo was a locale for lyricism? Author Leech plumbs the privy for lively limericks that will keep you tickled while you while away the minutes—or hours. An absorbing diversion for one and all.” PJ Adams, author of Freud’s Revenge and Intoxicating Paris

“Limericks have long been a treasured art form, and Tom Leech’s new book brings the most ordinary events in life into focus in Titillating Tales from the Outhouse. Leech, a California writer whose roots are in rural Indiana, rhymes and riffs in the great tradition of Ogden Nash or even William Shakespeare. Delightfully funny.” Phil Oakley, author of The Morello Family: Pin Raids and Telegraph


To order directly from Tom… US buyers send check to 8387 Abbotshill Rd. San Diego, CA 92123 for $14 + $3 shipping = $17 total. Calif buyers $15.08 (including CA tax) + $3 shipping = $18.08.  Thank you.