Author: Rafkin, Lousie
Narrator: Louise Rafkin
Format: 2 Cassettes
Length: 3 Hours
Format:Retail Cassette Package ($16.95)Library Cassette Package ($26.95)
Louise Rafkin never imagined she'd end up cleaning refrigerators or have a preference for a particular brand of paper towels. But what started out as a quick way to earn a living became a curious preoccupation with all things clean... and messy. Witty and revealing, Other People's Dirt is a thoroughly irreverent look at the untidy business of life!
Louise Rafkin's most recent book, Other People's Dirt, was published by Algonquin Books, and reissued in paper by Plume. It's been translated into French, Italian, German and Chinese. Rafkin's articles and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals including The New York Times, The Utne Reader, Ladies' Home Journal, Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Phoenix. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Buzzy's Reviews (Buzzelle.com)
"I made my hubby listen to this with me and he laughed his butt off. There isn't much more to say about this fun 3-hour piece, other than the fact it is fun... and funny."
"This is an unusual and amusing audio."
"[Rafkin's] voice is musical, offering the maturity of a woman in her thirties and the impishness of youth."
"Rafkin, a longtime professional housecleaner, literally gets the dirt on her posh clients. She pores over their homes like a "spy," putting together clues about their lives (it's amazing what you can learn from the toilets of the rich)."
"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 explorations. Vacuum-cleaner sound effects demarcate chapters in this nearly unabridged version, whose brief chapters are punchy and well suited to audio."
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