Book Reviews of Other People's Dirt: A Housecleaner's Curious Adventures

Other People's Dirt: A Housecleaner's Curious Adventures
Other People's Dirt A Housecleaner's Curious Adventures
Author: Louise Rafkin
ISBN-13: 9780452280816
ISBN-10: 0452280818
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Plume Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a hilarious and also somewhat sad view of what housecleaners go through.
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting and funny but writer seems to have a chip on her shoulder - among other things, who ever heard of a cleaning person who won't make beds? Anyway, she was an aspiring writer looking to do something she could write about and got into cleaning to make ends meet - thus this book. She is a good writer -- I did keep reading even as I kept thinking how critical, self-centered and lacking in empathy thw writer is.
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting memoir of a housecleaner,the houses she has cleaned and the people who own them.
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Helpful Score: 2
this book was hilarious! a really good fun read!
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Helpful Score: 2
Very funny and insightful. Rafkin is a refreshing voice and her stories of tackling other people's dirt range from infuriating to hilarious.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very enjoyable light reading. Well written with some research done by the author in addition to her own experiences.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a quick read, compelling, though more about how cleaning shaped the views of the author, Rafkin. The reader doesn't get "sucked into" her life of cleaning, but the story is entertaining and generally well-written. It's good leisure reading for a mellow day.
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Helpful Score: 1
doesn't have as much "dirt" as i was hoping for, but some nice insights. the writing seems to improve as the book progresses.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is about a house cleaner who really digs up the dirt of some famous people
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Helpful Score: 1
Seems to be more about the author's depressing, and often disgusting, life than about interesting adventures in housecleaning. Don't read if you get grossed out easily!

(I'm trying to give it only 1/2 star, but the review system isn't working.)
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Helpful Score: 1
decent book. funny and interesting looks at cleaning
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Helpful Score: 1
Pretty good read!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a good book.. not what I thought it was going to be.. I guess I was hoping it would be more stories about different houses she had cleaned but it wasnt. It was still good and very informative in an entertaining way!
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Helpful Score: 1
Something of an intellectual tease. Rafkin brings up many, many interesting points but seldom goes into any depth about them. Still, for a lightly philosophical conversation, it's a quick and pleasant read.
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Interesting book.
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Easy listening. Interesting observations.
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Mildly interesting book on the insights of a professional house cleaner. Very quick read.
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This was a fun read....I did think the author rambled a bit & some of her thoughts seemed to be pretty randon & unconnected to the previous paragraph but overall I still enjoyed this book.
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Funny look at the many ways to clean for money and as psychological compulsion.
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INTERESTING LITTLE BOOK... FAST READ...
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I loved this book. Louise Rafkin is such a great writer. She had me laughing constantly. I highly recommend it.
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A very cute and interesting book.
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An interesting take on the "other side". Since I am everything opposite - a cluttered bibliophile who hates to clean... nuff said.
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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.

Entertaining, read in one sitting. Not particularly deep or meaningful, but jaunty and fun. I liked the tips on what to do if you hire a housecleaner; that's worth the price of the book.
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Very quick story of a maid
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A fun read!