Oh, Dry Up (January 28, 2002) -- Publisher's Weekly
"Hanging laundry on a line is one of life's luxuries," write Irene Rawlings and Andrea VanSteenhouse, the appreciative authors of The Clothesline (Gibbs Smith, Apr.), a paean to the spirituality, practicality and peculiarities of the wash-day world. (Their definition of "clothesline" is notably broad, extending from the quintessential vision of white sheets flapping in a prairie wind to "wool socks drying on a steam radiator in a tiny New York walk-up.")
The book is divided into four parts - "Clotheslines," "Laundry Rooms," "Collectibles" and "Clotheslines as Art" - each as fresh and breezy as its subject. Sprinkled throughout the text, along with photos old and new, are household tips, recipes and remedies. The book will appear in time for Mother's Day, be given a promotional push for Earth Day and be aimed mostly at homemaking publications and decorating magazines. Sharing a little-known fact, publicity director Alison Einerson reports that the laundry room is "currently the second most remodeled room in the house."
VanSteenhouse is a Denver Colorado public speaker, psychologist, and author of Empty
Nest, The Clothesline, and A Woman's Guide to a Simpler Life.
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