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

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Seal Press, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 226 pages
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This is a collection to which everyone can relate: a multidimensional look at the universal challenge of keeping our stuff, our dwellings, and our personal space clean and uncluttered. How we feel about keeping house speaks volumes about who we are, our r

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

User Review  - Bunnyjadwiga - Goodreads

What a fascinating collection of essays, stories and memories centering around the dilemmas and joys of 'keeping house' (an old, unfashionable term but there seems none better to encapsulate the theme ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Manintheboat - Goodreads

I was hoping it would be like "Ask a Clean Person", but no, it's very very boring and all the essays are the same. I gave it 100 pages. Read full review


I Family Dirt
II Dust of Genderations
III Down Dirty
IV IntoOut of The Closet
V Other Peoples Dirt
VI A Clean New World
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About the author (2009)

Mindy Lewis is the author of Life Inside: A Memoir (Atria Books 2002, Washington Square Press 2003), which was named a Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing, an ELLE magazine “Must Read”, and received a starred Kirkus review. Her essays have been published in Newsweek, Lilith, Poets & Writers, and Body & Soul magazines, as well as anthologies. She enjoys leaving the creative clutter in her Upper West Side apartment to teach workshops in memoir, nonfiction, and cross-genre writing at The Writer's Voice, annual seminars at Empire State College, and recently taught an undergraduate course in writing nonfiction prose at Brooklyn College. She has given readings, panels and presentations at a variety of colleges, universities, and conferences. Lewis lives in New York.

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