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R of his own cult zine and the ultimate professional dish dog and how he gave it all up for loveIncludes an excerpt from Pete Jordan's new book In the City of Bikes. Pete Jordan is no writer and to his credit never professes to be He is a wanderer a reader a collector of things and experiences an activist and even a community organizer of sorts The zine he created documenting his adventures as an itinerant dishwasher aptly titled as this book is Dishwasher seemed of an attempt to create a community amidst dishwashers a segment of the population that obviously is largely ignored than to create any great literary achievement Jordan even studied up on the history of the dish washing becoming a sort of scholar of the profession and a scruffy purveyor of his wisdom to anyone interested Those who were interested numbered in the tens of thousands by the time Jordan hung up his scouring pad for good and uit the professionDespite his popularity however Jordan eschewed fame and fortune turning down multiple book deal offers sending a friend in his place to appear on Letterman and even rejecting filmmakers who approached him looking to cinematize the story of his life This book didn t even come about until years after he d stopped dish washing married and moved to Amsterdam where he became so broke he decided to contact some of the publishing houses who d once courted himHe doesn t consider himself a writer and his book is not particularly well written In the hands of a gifted scribe someone in command of deep reflection and strong verbal wit and the depiction of colorful details Dishwasher s tale of a man trying to wash dishes in all 50 states could have been something truly special As it is it s a likable rambling thing penned by a likable lunk The stories of life on the road are simply told free of any sort of suspense or narrative momentum but readable enough What comes across the most strongly is Jordan himself not so much through the force of his personality but for the lack thereof Dishwasher is a testament to what can happen when an easygoing dude just sits back and lets life take him where it wants to We should all have a period of unstressful journeying Marriage by Deception years after he d stopped dish washing married and moved to Amsterdam where he became so broke he decided to contact some of the publishing houses who d once courted himHe doesn t consider himself a writer and his book is not particularly well written In the hands of a gifted scribe someone in command of deep reflection and strong verbal wit and the depiction of colorful details Dishwasher s tale of a man trying to wash dishes in all 50 states could have been something truly special As it is it s a likable rambling thing penned by a likable lunk The stories of life on the road are simply told free of any sort of suspense or narrative momentum but readable enough What comes across the most strongly is Jordan himself not so much through the force of his personality but for the lack thereof Dishwasher is a testament to what can happen when an easygoing dude just sits back and lets life take him where it wants to We should all have a period of unstressful journeying

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Dishwasher is the true story of a man on a mission to clean dirty dishes professionally in every state in America Part adventure part parody and part miraculous jou. You would think working as a dishwasher for 10 years as the author did would yield some great stories and a heaping pile of insight into the human condition but there isn t anything like that to be found here Every chapter is exactly the same I got a job washing dishes in state then uit Way to go Here s a book dealAt many points while reading this book I truly thought I d really rather be washing dishes than reading this

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Rney of self discovery it is the unforgettable account of Pete Jordan's transformation from itinerant seeker into Dishwasher Pete unlikely folk hero writer publishe. Dishwasher Pete and I never ran in the same zine circles but I read a few issues of Dishwasher everybody read that zine It was an exciting zine for a teenage girl like myself to read Here was a guy who decided to take off and do his own thing He did something that most people were afraid to do that was entirely of his own invention Dishwasher Pete s uest to wash dishes in all 50 states with no specific plan in mind was noble at best a slight waste of time at worstNow that I m thirty one I couldn t help but roll my eyes most of the way through this book Guys like Pete used to sleep on the couch for weeks at a time at the radical cooperative where I used to live sucking up our utilities and our space rarely or never kicking in money to help out because they were on a uest to FIND THEMSELVES while girls like me were y know surviving and all Things I liked Pete s hardcore research into dishwashing history was interesting and he s likely the only person who s ever bothered to do such research As a former dishwasher I appreciated it Also Pete tells stories well He s not the greatest writer on earth but he has a good story That suffices in a book like thisThings I didn t like It did get a bit boring after awhile reading dish story after dish story after dish story Things I REALLY didn t like I wanted to smack Pete across the face when he abruptly uit his dishing mission after following a fat family through the doors of Cracker Barrel calling them lazy and literally pigs at the trough Considering he spent ten years eating scraps out of bus tubs he s really not one to talk People who live in glass pig sties shouldn t throw stones

  • ebook
  • 384
  • Dishwasher One Man's uest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States PS
  • Pete Jordan
  • English
  • 20 October 2019
  • 9780061743344

10 thoughts on “Dishwasher One Man's uest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States PS

  1. says:

    People compare this work to Kerouac's On The Road Or at least a blurb on the back cover of this book makes the comparison I understand why Here's a guy who looks at the conventional expectations of our society shrugs them

  2. says:

    hmm the book itself is written just fine it's breezy and uick and goes well with a couple of beers on the back porch it's just look we've all uit a job once or twice in our lives without giving the two weeks' notice leaving people in the lurch

  3. says:

    You would think working as a dishwasher for 10 years as the author did would yield some great stories and a heaping pile of insight in

  4. says:

    When I started this book I wrote I keep wondering when Pete will become a sympathetic protagonist Right now he'she's kind of a dick The answer is Never Never does Pete become a sympathetic protagonist He flippantly uses the term plongeur morality to describe his unreliability and frankly it's really unappealing The ending of the book is terribly abrupt and I grew weary of his I worked this job until I got sick of it and then uit leaving

  5. says:

    Dishwasher Pete and I never ran in the same zine circles but I read a few issues of Dishwasher; everybody read that zine It was an exciting zine for a teenage girl like myself to read Here was a guy who decided to take off and do his own thing He did something that most people were afraid to do that was entirely of his own invention Dishwasher Pete's uest to wash dishes in all 50 states with no specific plan in mind wa

  6. says:

    man i really wanted to like this book i mean i DID like this book for the first 100 pages or so it's a highly readable account of one man's attempt to wash dishes in all 50 states yet it's of a meditation on the futility of working life wage slavery cool right? some parts even made me chuckle to myselfbut as time went on i got increasingly frustrated with dishwasher pete's adult baby ness and if there's one thi

  7. says:

    i'm kind of amazed at the bad reviews this book has gotten on the goodreads website people are all i heard this guy on NPR his story sounded interesting but his book was a total bore it won't be surprising to people who k

  8. says:

    Pete Jordan is no writer and to his credit never professes to be He is a wanderer a reader a collector of things and experiences an activist and even a community organizer of sorts The zine he created documenting his adventures as an itinerant dishwasher aptly titled as this book is Dishwasher seemed of an attempt to create a community amidst dishwashers—a segment of the population that obviously is largely ignored—t

  9. says:

    Terrific book Like when sampling one of the offerings of the few zinesters to get it in book form Pagan Kennedy Paul Luka

  10. says:

    This is the sort of book you almost have to be a directionless slacker to enjoy This is the story of an obviously intelligent but incredibly lazy Gen Xer who decided to bum around the country washing dishes in all 50 states from the late 80's through 2001 He picked the dishwasher profession because it offered him free food no customer interaction and the ability to leave without notice whenever he felt like it This is

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