Biting the Dust: The Joys of Housework

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A unique study examines the history and sociology of housework, using research, countless interviews, and analysis of characters from television, literature, and advertising to explore how, why, and who does the cleaning. 10,000 first printing.

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"Good, clean fun...A spiffy book, but please don't tell my mother I said that." --Andrea Higbie, The New York Times Book Review

"Horsfield wrings something quite wonderful here, an often fascinating social history that by turns will have you flailing under the beds for dust devils and laughing until your sides ache." --The Miami Herald

"An entertaining combination of literary tidbits, social history, and personal recollections...wise and witty." --The Boston Globe

"A touchingly obsessive display of research devoted to the history of scrubbing, vacuuming, bleaching and dusting." --Baltimore Sun

About the Author:

Margaret Horsfield has been a reporter for BBC, the CBC, the Guardian, the Independent and She magazine. She lives in British Columbia with her daughter.

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