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Dishwasher by Pete Jordan
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Jul 16, 07

bookshelves: non-fiction, sociology, own
Recommended for: Vagabonds
Read in June, 2007

I adored Pete Jordan's utter lack of ambition while achieving so much in this epic tale of a quest to wash dishes in all 50 states. For while he shirks all notions of the American Dream, aka moving up in the business to 'cook' or 'waiter', he spends a lot of his 'sitting on his ass' time reading great, classic novels or writing passages for his Zine, Dishwasher. I am all for the idea of self-improvement and self-awareness while not contributing too much to the rat race of the American working life. Reading this book made me want to move to Portland, make some friends and couch surf around the countryside.
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