Other People's Dirt: A Housecleaner's Curious Adventures

by Louise Rafkin | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0452280818 Global Overview for this book
Registered by quietorchid of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 12/30/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by quietorchid from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Sunday, December 30, 2012
Picked up for release. Looks interesting, memoir of cleaning other people's houses. The author had Harriet the spy dreams as a child, and is amazed at what you can figure out from cleaning other people's houses. I cleaned houses for 6 months, and I agree with her, but sometimes you just don't want to know.

Released 8 yrs ago (12/30/2012 UTC) at Gingko Coffee Shop - Snelling And Minnehaha in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA


Left on the shelves.
#57 in D for December 2012 challenge.

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Journal Entry 3 by mngirl at New Brighton, Minnesota USA on Monday, December 31, 2012
I saw quietorchid's release on this last night and it sounded interesting so I went to pick it up today. Released a book while there.

Journal Entry 4 by mngirl at Little Free Library: 782 7th Av in New Brighton, Minnesota USA on Monday, April 22, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (4/22/2013 UTC) at Little Free Library: 782 7th Av in New Brighton, Minnesota USA


Was not impressed with this book. I had hoped for some funny and/or interesting stories or anecdotes similar to the Nanny Diaries, but was greatly disappointed.

The author doesn't seem to have a lot to say on her own experiences at cleaning houses, so she also includes interviews with other house cleaners, her family's former maid, and members of "Messies Anonymous". Not to mention an extraordinarily self-involved letter to the surviving lover of an old friend. Apparently house cleaners snoop, read magazines and have sex while they are paid to be cleaning your house.

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