Nancy Peacock is an author whose day job is cleaning houses. As you can imagine, that right there is a lot of fodder for a book. This poor woman had clients who would walk around naked in front of her because they viewed her pretty much the same way they did their dog, part of the scenery, not important enough to worry about. There was a client would regularly leave a giant turd in the toilet on cleaning day just to taunt her. There were people who would try to take advantage of her by making her do heavy lifting (something she's not paid to do) and then guilting her if she didn't acquiesce.
From a voyeuristic standpoint, I have to admit I kind of enjoyed hearing about the dysfunctional lives of the rich and crazy. But, the writing tips weren't all that insightful. In fact, the best advice gave she direct quoted out of Write Your Heart Out by Rebecca McClanahan.
So, if you're just looking for an afternoon read and have ever worked in other people's homes, you'd definitely enjoy this. If you're looking for writing advice, try Lamott, McClanahan or any of the other writers she mentions in her extensive bibliography.
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