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

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Mindy Lewis
Basic Books, Jan 21, 2009 - House & Home - 320 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 roots, relationships, and our outlook on life.
 

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User Review  - allsmilesk21 - LibraryThing

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

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User Review  - kristenn - LibraryThing

I usually have good luck with Seal Press anthologies but very few of these pieces really stood out, in either subject matter or style. I wasn't expecting quite so many discussions of the connection ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword Penelope Green
FAMILY DIRT 1
21
DUST OF GENERATIONS 47
DOWN DIRTY 101
INTOOUT OF THE CLOSET 159
Buddha in the Closet Katy Brennan 175
OTHER PEOPLES DIRT 199
A CLEAN NEW WORLD 249
Rebecca McClanahan 275
About the Contributors 283
About the Author 293
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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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