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August 19, 2007

29 Down, 23 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks) ("Dishwasher")

As the creater of the zine Dishwasher, Pete Jordan kept both fellow dishers and vicarious sudsers captivated with his tales of washing dishes all over the country. In his memoir, Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States, Jordan charms with his dedication to dishwashing as well as his quest to work in the kitchens of every US state. More than a travelogue or even a work memoir, Jordan infuses his stories with the history of dishwashing, from its machinery to its labor unions. This is a book that begs to be read in one sitting, as we watch the boy become a man, usually leaving clean pots and pans in his wake.

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is the comics collection, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 23.

also at Largehearted Boy:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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