My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag... and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha
By Jolie Kerr
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780142196939, 238pp.)
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
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"Wise and funny. . . . The Lorrie Moore short story, or the Tina Fey memoir, of cleaning tutorials."--Dwight Garner, "The New York Times"
"Thrillingly titled. . . . For a generation overwhelmed not just by dust bunnies, but by bong water on the carpet, pee stains on the ceiling and vomit seemingly everywhere, Jolie Kerr dispenses cleaning advice free of judgment. . . . A Mrs. Beeton for the postcollege set." --Penelope Green, "The New York Times"
"Jolie Kerr really cuts through the grease and grime with her new book. I do what she tells me to do."--Amy Sedaris
The author of the hit column "Ask a Clean Person" offers a hilarious and practical guide to cleaning up life's little emergencies
Life is filled with spills, odors, and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can't tell your parents about. And let's be honest: no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag.
Thankfully, Jolie Kerr has both staggering cleaning knowledge and a sense of humor. With signature sass and straight talk, Jolie takes on questions ranging from the basic--how do I use a mop? --to the esoteric--what should I do when bottles of homebrewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen? "My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag" proves that even the most nightmarish cleaning conundrums can be solved with a smile, the right supplies, and a little music.
Jerry Seinfeld joked that if you have bloodstains on your clothes, you have bigger problems than the laundry. But Jolie Kerr helps with all the stains in a new book, My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag. More at NPR.org
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