Louise Rafkin

Other People's Dirt


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October 6, 2000 1:50AM (UTC)

Louise 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. In addition, she received the Publishers Weekly's 'Listen Up' Award: Best "Humor" Audio of 1998. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

She 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, her book "Other People's Dirt" is a thoroughly irreverent look at the untidy business of life.

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"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)" -Publishers Weekly


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