Dirt: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Architecture - 404 pages
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We all have an amusing relationship with dirt. Some of us have just thought about it more than others. How we feel about keeping house speaks volumes about who we are, our roots, relationships, and even our outlook on life. Everyone can relate to DIRT.
 

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DIRT is a collection of essays written by a variety of authors on their own experiences with keeping (or not keeping) house. Some are subject specific, only talking about the battle with dust, or the ... Read full review

DIRT: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House

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In this anthology of 38 pieces, by writers ranging from Rebecca Walker to Ann Hood to Joyce Maynard, essayist Lewis (Life Inside: A Memoir) turns her attention to housekeeping. Dirt in our homes and ... Read full review

Contents

My Dirty Little Secret
4
No Elves in the Night
11
Dont Know What to Do with You
25
Family Heirloom
35
Country Living
41
Clean Fights
52
Windows
60
Dirty Work
74
Adventures in Fluff
163
Cleaning Up
173
The Mess at Midlife
191
Transitional Objects
204
Closet Fantasies
215
Spring Cleaning
230
Hungry Heart
239
Waxing Poetic
322

The Beauty of Help
85
Clutter
99
Dust
108
A Clean WellCluttered Place
117
Dirty Nostalgia
132
A Portrait of Ten Bathrooms
143
Keeping It on the OC
156
Sweet Sheets
330
The Road to Vacuum Glory
341
The House We Keep the Home We Make
348
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
359
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
373
Back Cover Material
379
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Mindy Lewis is a painter and self-employed graphic designer. She lives in New York City.

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