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


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Harper Perennial
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5.32 X 7.98 X 0.91 inches | 0.62 pounds
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About the Author

Pete Jordan is the author of the memoir Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States. Pete's work has been featured on public radio's This American Life and in the New York Times. He lives in Amsterdam.


"A humorous page-turner." -- Playboy

"An instant American classic. " -- San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Dishwasher may not raise your opinion of the average dish dog, but it will help you understand why not." -- New York Times Book Review

"[Jordan has]...a knack for storytelling," -- New York Post

"A slacker's idyll." -- New York Times

"A fun graduation gift for your favorite smart aleck." -- Charlotte Observer

"[An] amusing memoir." -- People (3 1/2 out of 4 Stars)

"A (casual) rallying cry for those disinclined toward the nine-to-five." -- Chicago Reader

"This memoir has it all--humor, insight, pathos, adventure, travel and piles of dirty dishes." -- Sacramento Bee

"Highly entertaining." -- The Oregonian (Portland)

"[A] good story, well told...ironic...worth reading." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"Everyone has a story; some people's are just more interesting than others. Such is the case with Pete Jordan." -- Chicagoist

"The writing is lucid and earnest...Jordan's passion for dishwashing and...blowing-in-the-wind traveling is infectious." -- Publishers Weekly

"[An] enjoyable manifesto celebrating rootless irresponsibility, with rueful acknowledgment of the pitfalls therein." -- Kirkus Reviews

"One of the most entertaining memoirs. . . . The book's exploration of the dishwashing subculture is fascinating." -- Booklist (starred review)

PRAISE FOR DISHWASHER PETE: "[Dishwasher Pete's] writing and storytelling skills command attention." -- Boston Globe

"Pete is the Lone Ranger of dishwashers, the troubadour of soap and water." -- Christian Science Monitor