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eBook Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States (P.S.) download ISBN: 0060896426
Author: Pete Jordan
Publisher: Harper Perennial (May 1, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 353
ePub: 1345 kb
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Rating: 4.4
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Professionals and Academics

Dishwasher is the true story of a man on a mission: to clean dirty dishes professionally in every state in America. Soon he had his brilliant idea: he would wash dishes in all 50 states

Dishwasher is the true story of a man on a mission: to clean dirty dishes professionally in every state in America. Soon he had his brilliant idea: he would wash dishes in all 50 states. His quest took him from an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, to a fish cannery in Alaska, to a commune in Missouri (and a whole lot of diners, restaurants, and cafeterias in between). Somewhere along the way, he became a cult celebrity: Dishwasher Pete, publisher of an offbeat newsletter, radio personality, and, in one of the book's many high points, a scheduled guest on David Letterman's show (although he never actually appeared on the program).

cool, right? some parts even made me chuckle to myself. but as time went on, i got increasingly frustrated with dishwasher pete's adult-baby-ness.

7 quotes from Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States: ‘When a costumed chicken came up. .Worked at Jimmy’s Chicken Shack in New York. You can hear it in his sax. ― Pete Jordan, Dishwasher.

7 quotes from Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States: ‘When a costumed chicken came up and tried to teach me the freakin' chicken. Though I was able to use the four months at the warehouse job to read twenty-six Mark Twain books in a row, I made no friends and got lonely. Pete Jordan, Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States.

Until just recently, Pete Jordan hadn’t washed a dish professionally in seven years. Now an author, Mr. Jordan used to be a paid dishwasher, following in the steps of literary plongeurs like Theodore Dreiser and George Orwell, who, recalling his time behind the sink in Paris, once wrote: This washing up was a thoroughly odious job - not hard, but boring and silly beyond words. He came up with the notion of washing in all 50 states in February 1990, after a year or so of being a dishwashing vagabond, bouncing from job to job in Alaska and on the West Coast, but over the next decade or so he made it to only 33.

Dishwasher Pete's tales of dishwashing across America are mixed with .

Dishwasher Pete's tales of dishwashing across America are mixed with bits of history that most people would never hear about otherwise. Smarter than average vacation reading. This was a book I heard about just in passing on NPR, and I really enjoyed it. The ending was a little disappointing, but this guy's casual/adventurous approach to his work life was refreshing. Käyttäjän arvio - Wishcandy - Goodreads. The book was a nice simple read to distract me from piles of work.

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Book Overview This book is about Dishwasher Pete's (aka Pete Jordan) quest to wash dishes in all fifty states.

Dishwasher is the true story of a man on a mission: to clean dirty dishes professionally in every state in America. This book is about Dishwasher Pete's (aka Pete Jordan) quest to wash dishes in all fifty states.

Book Excerpt: "A bead of sweat rolled from my forehead, down my nose and into the greasy orange sink water. I wiped my face with my apron, lifted my baseball cap to cool my head and sighed. Year of Publication: Mon, 2007-01-01.

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.

Comments: (7)
Malogamand
I first heard of Dishwasher Pete, as most people did, from This American Life. Amused by his quirky personality, his stories of the interesting people he'd meet and the adventures he'd have, along with his goal to "wash dishes in all 50 states", just always amused me. The book was great fun throughout, full of little asides and historical tidbits. Jordan is an interesting man with a lot of strange and interesting hobbies like an obsession with bikes, or the idea that, well, washing dishes could be a career! He goes a few really unusual places like a marine tanker for work, and its pretty crazy to see te variety there can be in something you never think about lke dishwashing.

Overall just a really fun read.

Jordan has done another book, "In the City of Bikes" that follows his life after he moved to Amsterdam, and his dishwashing adventures were over, but that book is much more about the history of the city than his further adventures.
Swiang
The book really is exactly what it's advertised as. A young man spent ten years.... washing dishes. Comparing it to a classic is a mistake. If you're looking for a story about a young man who goes from being a selfish loser to someone who finds a reason to care, you'll be disappointed. It's repetitious and the protagonist never experiences any sort of enlightenment or maturity.

At it's very core, it's simply a light read about a man child that never grows up. It's funny and at times hard to put down. Thats about it.
Malodora
I normally wouldn't read whatever genre this book even is, but came across it and thought it sounded neat. And it was a pretty great tale. Have you ever thought, how does one go about washing dishes in all fifty states ? Well this book will tell you exactly how. It really was an adventure and a nice window into a world I've never been. Definitely worth the read !
Doukasa
Great book. I love Pete's stories. I first heard him on NPR about 20 years ago telling the stories of the oil rig and just HAD to have the book. I was not disappointed in this book and will keep to read next year again and again!!!
Naktilar
I'm still reading it. This is an account of a man who discovered that the world needs people who wash dishes. The need is so great that anyone can land in any town at any time and find a dishwashing job almost immediately. If you can appreciate the intricacies of the job, you can love it. The people and places Pete Jordan discovered on his journey are the story.
Rayli
I had never heard of "Dishwasher Pete" before, but the sample of this book hooked me. It is a nice story of a guy who pretty well lives by his own terms, always with one foot pointed toward the door, until he discovers that sometimes you need a credit history in this world. This book will be especially enjoyable to anyone who has ever washed dishes themselves, or cooked or worked in a kitchen with a dishwasher that had a unique turn of their own.
Acebiolane
Interesting and kinda fun. Worth picking up.
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