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Cleaning Up New York: The '70s Cult Classic

Authors: Rosenthal, Bob
Publisher: New York Review Books
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, POE005010, HOM019000
ISBN: 9781590179901, Related ISBNs: 1590179900, 1936941139, 9781590179901, 9781936941131
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 88,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: THE EAST VILLAGE, NYC, 1976.

A 26-year-old starving poet needs $60. What else to do but register with a temp agency as a house cleaner? The excitement never wanes as he is catapulted into the everyday yet unimaginable worlds behind closed (apartment) doors.

Bob knows one thing: the dirt will always win. Clients are a bit more unpredictable, he discovers, as he comes to terms with eccentric domestic habits and strange discoveries. When Bob becomes a weekly fixture in his clients’ lives, anything can happen, and does, including a memorable encounter with an obliging Hoover that ultimately proves unable to get the job done. 

Cleaning Up New York has been a cult classic since it was first published in 1976 in an edition of 750.
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