38 contemporary writers dish the dirt on cleaning and housekeeping in this anthology of personal essays: Ann Hood, Joyce Maynard, Rebecca Walker, Richard Goodman, Louise DeSalvo, Janice Eidus, Rebecca McClanahan, Kyoko Mori, Pamela Paul, Alissa Quart, Sally Koslow – to name but a few – share their housekeeping secrets, pet peeves and obsessions. This thought-provoking collection of personal essays offers 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.
Mindy gives an overview of the book:
Mindy Lewis is the author of Life Inside: A Memoir (Atria Books 2002, Washington Square Press 2003) and the editor of DIRT: The Quirks, Habits and Passions of Keeping House, an anthology of personal essays by contemporary writers (Seal Press 2009). Her essays have been...