"Lively and provocative . . . A wonderful book. For bringing housework into the light of historical scholarship, Strasser deserves to have her name become a household word."—Jacqueline Jones, author of American Work: Four Centuries of Black and White Labor
"A work of genius . . . marvelous to read."—Carolyn See, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Remarkable, rich and acute . . . Retrieves the taken-for-granted minutiae of the everyday life of ordinary people."—The New Yorker
"Rich in detail . . . I have not stopped thinking about this book since I finished reading it."—Nina King, Newsday
About the Author
Susan Strasser is the author of Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash and Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Nation. A professor of history at the University of Delaware, she lives near Washington, D.C.