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T heady days when I joined it was like when You First Join Facebook You first join Facebook you veryone you ven hazily recall but then realize later that you aren t really interested in all their thoughts I did that with books on the to read list so now I m trying to clear them outNancy Peacock is a published author with two novels in print However her writing was not nough to support her so she kept doing the job she found most tolerable cleaning houses This is a book of Love for Imperfect Things essays that are meditations on her writing process and hermployment It couldn t really decide if it wanted to be a clever set of stories with witty barbs about the houses she cleaned or a standard book about the writing process and how to overcome the blank page Regardless it didn t "do ither very well The housecleaning stories are a little too cutesy and "either very well The housecleaning stories are a little too cutesy and writing bits are too cliched tortured artist I just don t care how hard writing is for you I feel a little bad giving her a low rating because I was pulling for her to succeed at the nd of the book But it s just not very good and I imagine her novels are uite dreadful I m not going to lie I have stacks of books in pretty much all of my closets come at me Marie Kondo and I was looking for something Taking Instruction (Taboo, else last week when I found my copy of A Broom of. OnIn A Broom of One's Own Nancy Peacock whose first novel was selected by the New York Times as a Notable Book of the Yearxplores with warmth wit and candor what it means to be a writer An ncouragement to. ,


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A Broom of One's Own Words on Writing Housecleaning and LifeOne of the best books I ve read in "a long time Her candor and powers of observation won me over as did the fact that she livedlives "long time Her candor and powers of observation won me over as did the fact that she livedlives her meansLOVING this book Can t put it down Local author ndorsed by one of my heroes Lee Smith One of the first dates with my husband was when I was a student at NCSU in Raleigh We went to hear Lee Smith talk about writing She stressed the importance of writing what you know Nancy Peacock Knows A Lot knows
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lot people writing This book also made me very proud of how I have treated housekeepers over the years as people worthy of respect and gratidude Nancy Peacock is both a published and well received novelist and a professional house cleaner As you might imagine she receives different feedback from people depending on which of these roles has her currently Divertimento engaged A Broom of One s Own is a refreshingly brief and humorous book about the author s writing career and the fifteen years she spentarning her living as a housecleanerNancy Peacock never attended college but her first novel Life Without Water was selected by the New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year Although she received an advance on her next book the money ran out before the book was finished and she went back to cleaning houses to support herselfA Broo In the firs. For the twice published novelist reading an article about herself in the National Enuirer under the headline Here's One for the Books Cleaning Lady Is an Acclaimed Author was than a shock It was an inspirati. One Own and inexplicably got a strong feeling that it should be my next book Clearly hunch was right because I flew through this in a day a Clearly my hunch was right because I flew through this in a day a I feel compelled to add that included 7 hours of sleep and an 8 hour workday I just loved verything about this A Broom of One s Own is a memoir of Nancy Peacock s life as both an acclaimed novelist and as someone who cleans houses for a living Although the book is 10 years old it s uite timely in this age when it s hard for any writer to make a living from their writing So Peacock dusts bookshelves that contain copies of her own books She deals with people s reactions to the fact that a published novelist is cleaning houses to support herself She muses on what she could do instead that would support the writing life she wants to have She addresses a lot of issues of class and creativity and writes movingly about some of the households she worked for I loved Peacock s voice and thought this was such a great antidote to all of the MFA holders the publishing industry is always telling us are amazing because they have MFAs This book was pretty short but I could have read many pages of this sort of thing I m so glad I found this book and listened to my own imperative to read it It definitely came along at xactly the right time. All hard working artists no matter how they make a living Peacock's book provides valuable insights and advice on motivation craft and criticism while offering hilarious anecdotes about the houses she clean. .