Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States

Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States

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Author/Contributor(s): Jordan, Pete
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Date: 05/01/2007
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

Dishwasher is Public Radio favorite and underground celebrity Pete Jordan's amusing memoir of his dishwashing extravaganza. Part adventure, part parody, and part miraculous journey of self-discovery, it is the unforgettable account of Jordan's transformation from itinerant seeker into Dishwasher Pete--unlikely folk hero, writer, publisher of his own cult zine, and the ultimate professional dish dog--and how he gave it all up for love.

"For 12 years, I was the most prolific dishlicker of them all. From 1989 to 2001, I dished my way around the country, unwittingly searching for direction. From a bagel joint in New Mexico to a Mexican joint in Brooklyn; from a dinner train in Rhode Island to the Lawrence Welk Resort in Branson, Missouri; from an upper-crust ladies' club to a crusty hippie commune--I washed the nation's dishes. Whether it was a gig so lousy that I walked out within an hour or one where I toiled 120 hours a week, I remained a man on a mission: to bust suds in every state in the union."--Pete Jordan

A smart, funny, and surprising look at life, Dishwasher is sure to appeal to fans of Nick Hornby and Tom Perotta.