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  • Copyright: 2009-04-14
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
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We all have an amusing relationship with dirt. Some of us have just thought about it more than others. How we feel about keeping house speaks volumes about who we are, our roots, relationships, and even our outlook on life. Everyone can relate to DIRT. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Dirt: An Introductionp. xi
Family Dirtp. 1
My Dirty Little Secretp. 5
No Elves in the Nightp. 11
I Don't Know What to Do With Youp. 21
Family Heirloomp. 29
Country Livingp. 33
Ba'lebustehp. 37
Clean Fightsp. 43
Dust Of Generationsp. 47
Windowsp. 51
Dirty Workp. 61
The Beauty of Helpp. 69
Clutterp. 79
Dustp. 87
A Clean Well-Cluttered Placep. 93
Down & Dirtyp. 101
Dirty Nostalgiap. 105
A Portrait of Ten Bathroomsp. 113
Keeping It on the O/Cp. 123
Adventures in Fluffp. 129
Cleaning Upp. 137
Abhorring a Vacuump. 141
The Mess at Midlifep. 151
Into/Out of the Closetp. 159
Transitional Objectsp. 163
Closet Fantasiesp. 171
Buddha in the Closetp. 175
Spring Cleaningp. 183
Hungry Heartp. 191
Other People's Dirtp. 199
The Color of Cinnamonp. 203
We're Tired, She's Hiredp. 209
Disinfect to Protectp. 213
Cleaning Ambivalencep. 221
A Clean House, a Sad Homep. 231
The Intimate Lives of Housesp. 235
Ecstatically Cleaning the Toiletp. 239
The Walden Pond Cleaning Servicep. 245
A Clean New Worldp. 249
Waxing Poeticp. 253
Sweet Sheetsp. 259
Green, if Not Cleanp. 263
The Road to Vacuum Gloryp. 269
The House We Keep, the Home We Makep. 275
About the Contributorsp. 283
About the Authorp. 293
Acknowledgmentsp. 295
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