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Other people"s dirt a housecleaner"s curious adventures by Louise Rafkin

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Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Women cleaning personnel,
  • Humor,
  • Biography,
  • House cleaning

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementLouise Rafkin
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTX324 .R34 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination195 p. ;
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24766396M
ISBN 101565121627
ISBN 109781565121621
LC Control Number97043673
OCLC/WorldCa37966261

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Housecleaner extraordinaire Louise Rafkin reads her own work as efficiently as she cleans bathtubs and snoops through the letter pile. Rafkin's voice is pleasantly modulated and well suited to her dry humor in Other People's Dirt, a parallel tale of her cleaning habits and socio-spiritual -cleaner sound effects demarcate chapters in this nearly unabridged /5(27). Into this life a chance for liberating creativity fell, when Rafkin narrowly escaped a straight-on march into the literary world of academia and headed into the trenches of "other people's dirt." This book documents her experiences as seen from the underbelly of day-to-day life through anecdote and wry observation: dust balls and food stains, what laundry reveals and conceals, .   Other People’s Houses. Discussion Questions. 1. In this book the neighborhood plays an important role. What other situations create this kind of community, and how does seeing people every day change your relationship to them? 2. The central character, Frances Bloom, is someone who likes to help, because it makes her feel : Penguin Publishing Group. PHIL COUSINEAU SOUL: AN ARCHAEOLOGY, THE BOOK OF ROADS. Previous. Next. Other People’s Dirt. By Ann Robinson. Photo by Jessie Leake on Unsplash. In the late s, I started cleaning houses to support my writing habit. Some of my friends had turned to housekeeping because it paid well–in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, there are.

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Other People's Dirt: A Housecleaner's Curious Adventures by Louise Rafkin at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on Brand: Louise Rafkin. Written by Louise Rafkin, Audiobook narrated by Louise Rafkin. Sign-in to download and listen to this audiobook today! First time visiting Audible? Get this book free when you sign up for a . Listen to Other People's Dirt audiobook by Louise Rafkin. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers and latest releases. try any audiobook Free! The review copy of Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt arrived brimming with endorsements. A glossy postcard announced that the novel was an Oprah’s Book to tell other people’s stories.

  I couldn’t have written that book if it hadn’t been preceded by other books – The Country Girls, A Scandalous Woman, all sorts of stories in which women and girls had a . Dirt, soil, call it what you wantit's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it's no laughing matter.4/5.   Since American Dirt, plenty of wisdom has been dispensed not just on the matter of who can tell other people’s stories, but how it should be done. Sensitively, of course, and without stereotypes. Other Peoples Dirt: Louise Rafkin: Books - Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Books Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Deals /5(8).