Dishwasher by Pete Jordan

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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 journey of self-discovery, it is the unforgettable account of Pete 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.

Includes an excerpt from Pete Jordan's new book In the City of Bikes.


About Pete Jordan

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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 currently lives in Amsterdam.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 353 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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From the creator of one of the 1990s' best 'zines, a debut memoir chronicling his mission to wash dishes in each of the 50 states.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Dishwasher (P.S.)

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For 12 years, Jordan (aka Dishwasher Pete) tramped about the U.S. washing dishes. Despite a survey of 740 occupations in which "dishwasher ranked #735," Jordan, then in his mid-30s, sees th

Mar 26 2007 | Read Full Review of Dishwasher (P.S.)

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Dish Dog Pete Jordan chronicles his attempt to wash dishes professionally in all 50 states in this engaging and much-better-than-it-sounds biography.

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