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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. 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 people in the lurch TEE HEE AREN T I AWESOME tales

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Dishwasher One Man's uest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States PS

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

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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. 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 bla bla bla it s a dick move but it feels great and it leaves you with a fun story that will impress impressionable people and depress your depression era grandparents BUT DUDE if you do this with every job you take in 33 states for twelve years you are not the freewheelin bob dylan the wanderin dion dimucci the smoothly operatin sade or the folk hero pete johnny dishwashing job uitter seed jordan no you are just kind of a self centered and irresponsible chump that uits a lot of jobs ok i will now go back to lecturing today s younger generation about littering and energy conservation and the dangers of hitchhiking


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 off and hits the road In this case he aims to be a dishwasher in all 50 statesI really wanted to like

  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 bla bla bla it's a dick move but it feels great and it leaves you wi

  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 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

  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 an

  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 entirel

  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 thing i hate

  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 know me that

  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 comm

  9. says:

    Terrific book Like when sampling one of the offerings of the few zinesters to get it in book form Pagan Kennedy Paul Lukas you're getting a real phenomenon of as lived reportage for your trade paperback time and moneyI can't say because it's such a varied and surprising pleasure to read chapter by chapter Indie rockers and Kerouac readers

  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 i