(E–pub New) [The Trauma Cleaner One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and Disaster] author Sarah Krasnostein


  • Hardcover
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  • The Trauma Cleaner One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and Disaster
  • Sarah Krasnostein
  • English
  • 15 October 2018
  • 9781250101204

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    (E–pub New) [The Trauma Cleaner One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and Disaster] author Sarah Krasnostein Most fascinating person everThis is the number 1 most fascinating person I’ve ever come across seriously Her far out life and her far out job just slay me For the entire book my eyes were in startle position and my brain was in wonder warp I could not put this biography down It’s about a person named Sandr

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The Trauma Cleaner One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and Disaster

DOWNLOAD ☆ The Trauma Cleaner One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and Disaster Or some of society's most in need peopleSandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses From the forgotten flat of a drug addict to the infested home of a hoarder Sandra enters properties a. The Trauma CleanerOne Woman s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and DisasterSarah KrasnosteinMY RATING PUBLISHER St Martin s Press PUBLISHED April 10 2018REVIEWThis story found within the pages of THE TRAUMA CLEANER One Woman s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and Disaster was unexpected I thought the book was about cleaning up after deaths crime scenes and hoarders and how one woman fights the good fight to do this I didn t know I would be reading about the horrendous childhood and difficult life of this woman who was born as a boy I didn t know I d be reading about the details of her sex change operation and her rough life in the brothels And while Sandra Pankhurst should be admired for her perseverance and her compassion in her cleaning business the book tries to cover to much and goes to far It is interesting that an author would even attempt a full life biography of a woman with a self professed faulty memory and then continue to remind the reader that this or that may not be accurate throughout the book It casts doubt on the entire story Author Sarah Krasnostein is very much a part of the book and the story She followed Sandra Pankhurst to various cleaning scenes over a four year period At the end of the first chapter Krasnostein describes this book as a love letter to Sandra Krasnostein s admiration and affection for Sandra is apparent through the book with such sentiment as I have the rapturous experience many times of simply listening to her swear The chapters which deal with trauma cleaning are seemingly told by Krasnostein as the observer But by placing herself in the story she gets in the way These chapter are interesting but are little than a documentation of what Krasnostein sees The chapters which reveal Sandra s life history are told from a third person point of view and while gut wrenching held little interest given the expectation from the title The transitions in point of view from chapter to chapter make the book a little difficult to read The writing was also difficult to follow reuiring freuent rereading of pages and paragraphs to determine who was speaking or who was being discussed There are an immense number of people and name changes referenced in the book and keeping up with everyone adds to the struggle THE TRAUMA CLEANER was a trying read Thanks to NetGalley for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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DOWNLOAD ☆ The Trauma Cleaner One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and Disaster Nd lives at the same time But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life Raised in an uncaring home Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy mark her out as a one off. Most fascinating person everThis is the number 1 most fascinating person I ve ever come across seriously Her far out life and her far out job just slay me For the entire book my eyes were in startle position and my brain was in wonder warp I could not put this biography down It s about a person named Sandra I can relate to her life as much as I can relate to jumping out of an airplane Her life has been bizarre but that s putting it mildly I m not going to elaborate though man do I want to in the off chance you re going into the book blind The layout of the book is creative Chapters alternate between the story of Sandra s life and reports of her cleaning jobs The writer goes to the sites along with the cleanup crew so you get a first hand report of what s happening The way the book is set up showing past and present Sandra gives you a vivid picture of her unusual life I was interested eually in both stories so I never got annoyed when the focus switchedSandra s strange past is startling and heart breaking you will do a lot of gasping yet you can t help but admire her resilience and sense of survival She is a very complicated survivor and her psychology is fascinating Some of Sandra s choices will infuriate you she s not always likeable She has memory and health problems due to a lot of substance abuse and hormones yet she is a model citizen with a great work ethic She has lived through many traumatic events way than one person should have to it s a wonder she isn t catatonic or dead Instead she holds no pity parties Or at least none that we the reader can see the biographer adores her and puts a positive spin on everything Sometimes the writer s idol worship is annoying but mostly not Oh the cleanups The thought of feces rats bugs and stench of course makes me sick But getting to sit in my calm and relatively clean surroundings and read about these faraway gross scenes worked out just fine The descriptions of the pungent piles and the people who own them are detailed and vivid I was right there a fly on the wall although I probably should stay away from the bug imagery able to watch without smelling or tripping over shit This is the time when you re plenty grateful that the visits are virtualYou get to hear the hoarders stories and they fascinated me Their stinky piles reflect a uniue and mystifying psychology What were the hoarders like pre stink What do they think about it all now Do they feel good or bad when their house is cleanI have to admit that my secret paper hoarder self got antsy Nothing like a little shock therapy to make you clean up your act You better believe that I tackled the growing piles of junky paper on my table it was starting to look pretty bad And then there s Sandra How can she stand it What in the world could make her want to enter these toxic environments That just fascinates me too What s in Sandra s head as she goes off to work every day I guess she s all la de da I ll just pull out my sledgehammer and dislodge some of the stuck on caca that engulfs every inch of this home while holding my nose so I don t puke Forget about grabbing my Bon Ami I ll get out my rake and crowbar if you don t mind Her business is thriving and she prides herself in being a perfectionist Sandra has a way of working with hoarders handling them with respect as she rescues them from the piles engulfing them She treats them gently and tries to lower their hugundous anxiety I got a peek into what made some hoarders tick and I got to see in detail how a team goes about cleaning up the mess what tools they use what health precautions they take They all wear space outfits except Sandra who goes into each home sort of dressed up Who in the hell signs up for this job Surprisingly I have a Complaint Board which I hardly ever drag out for a 5 star read But although you can barely see the complaints because I wrote in very light chalk they can t be ignoredComplaint Board Come on biographer What s with all the dialogue This isn t fiction with its fair share of dialogue uotation marks everywhere but this book often reads like that Hello this is a biography which means there is no way you know the precise conversations people had Having actual words coming out of actual people s mouths is just all wrong I think this is done for dramatic effect but you shouldn t be going for dramatic effect in a biography You say that Sandra has memory problems all the reason to avoid uoting conversations This complaint has an asterisk because every time I read a conversation I winced knowing you weren t writing truth So you can imagine how much I liked this book if I am willing to overlook this Shame shame shame sung to the tune of Aretha Franklin s Chain Chain Chain Biographer I share your interest in shame and I have been meaning to read Bene Brown s books on the subject but really discussions of her ideas don t belong in a biography It doesn t do the book any favors when you decide to play amateur psychologist Luckily you kept this discussion very short I forgive you I feel bad for you but At the end you talked very briefly about your own depression I hate to be callous but it s not cool to talk about your own psychology in a biography SorryThere That s over with So let me end by saying again that I loved this book The writing is lyrical and smart I loved the sentences I m especially impressed because the author s day job is as a lawyer The scenes both of Sandra s life and her jobs are hard to stomach but they are so well described you feel like you re watching a movie I recently talked lovingly about this book to a non reader acuaintance She couldn t understand why anyone would want to read this book What s the point she asked and I knew she meant it was too wild and weird for her and she had absolutely no interest in hanging out in gross houses with an oddball Well the point is it s a great book well told and riveting Plus I just love to read about anything or anyone bizarre Actually I didn t know I wanted to hang out in gross houses until I was there Oh what a book I won t forget this one for a long long time

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DOWNLOAD ☆ The Trauma Cleaner One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death Decay and Disaster Husband father drag ueen sex worker wife Sarah Krasnostein's The Trauma Cleaner is a love letter to an extraordinary ordinary life In Sandra Pankhurst she discovered a woman capable of taking a lifetime of hostility and transphobic abuse and using it to care f. Recently The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death was popping up in discussion and I had been toying with a re read until fortuitously offered the chance to read Trauma Cleaners What perfect serendipity Don t you wonder just a bit about the secret lives of cleaners Their tricks for getting out blood The crazy things they encounter Sadly though the blurb makes it sound as if such stories are the focus the book centers on Sandra the owner of a trauma cleaning business As Sandra was born a man and eventually transitioned to a woman this still had potential for fascinating insight into the process of change going from dysfunction to order While I think that might have been the theme the author was hoping for there was too little reflection to make it workIt begins with an introduction by the author sharing some of the purpose and challenges in writing this book but her deep affection for Sandra is clear It s followed by a trauma cleaning of Kim s home an artist and tenant who has let trash her pet rats and her art get out of control The story soon transitions to Sandra s history beginning in 1950s 60s with Sandra s parents They adopted Sandra born Peter when they were unable to have their own children although speculation is that Peter may have been the product of an affair When they had their own biological children Peter found himself being pushed out the door literally to a back shedThat bank and forth between time frames structures the entire book a section on a place Sandra is cleaning and the current resident followed by a chapter in Sandra s life The format for Sandra s history is strictly chronological beginning with childhood though the current cleaning project timeline is unclearI ve never been a fan of unreliable narrators and Sandra is unreliable than most It isn t a personal criticism with a faulty memory I m unreliable in my own way with details but a storytelling one how can you tell the story of someone who admits Many of the facts of Sandra s past are either entirely forgotten endlessly interchangeable neurotically ordered conflicting or loosely tethered to reality She is open about the fact that drugs may have impacted her memory It is also my belief that her memory loss is trauma induced The solution in my mind would have been relentless fact checking research and interviewing but instead Krasnostein relies on a combination of often isolated incidents a couple of interviews and rather florid storytellingThough the sex work she does and the drugs she takes and her overriding need for constant company freuently mean that she is not in control of herself or her environment she is excellent at acting otherwise to conceal any vulnerability So she does not cry in public and while she might comment in the same tone as one comments on traffic that she is experiencing pain or discomfort and through of course she feels pain deeply she never actually shows it or make any practical adjustments to accommodate itKrasnostein is prone to making such sweeping statements without any supporting detail or commentary from Sandra showing she believes thisOne of the troubles of this kind of storytelling like any autobiography really is that in distance it sometimes becomes easy to judge people That may be why I prefer autobiographies like An Unuiet Mind A Memoir of Moods and Madness because it is easier for the subject to share their thoughts and perceptions and thus easier to understand without judgementIn this case the writer isn t able to get very much into Sandra s head so much here that would be the meat of the story goes almost unaddressed I don t think this is the writer s fault any time such issues are brought up it sounds as if Sandra uickly dismisses them with a don t remember love kind of comment Sandra for instance fathered two children She currently has no contact with them and we have very little insight why although it is clear the writer also wonders She s also politically conservative which seems surprising given her trans background extensive drug use and history of supporting herself through sex work Again not really explained Nor is the simple fact of why she wears pristine white shoes and refuses to wear gloves at her cleaning jobs We re left with the visual portrait of a presumably complex person this is how she makes her money this is how she dresses these are the things she buys these are the people she hangs around with It lacks the larger social context of Janet Mock s Redefining Realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More with the exception on a chapter that deals with rape as well as her attention to detail on the transition As an aside I found Sandra s general dismissal and non discussion of the process of transitioning to be fascinatingly obliueUltimately though I eagerly picked it up it never really paid off for me The lack of insight into either Sandra or the trauma cleaning case studiesprocess meant it was unsatisfying on either front However it was written engagingly enough that it wasn t a waste of time or utterly frustrated just too surface to really engage me emotionally or intellectually Kind of like watching a segment of Entertainment Tonight or Hoarders instead of a thoughtful in depth analysis one hopes for from a book It does make significant strides in this direction in the last hundred pages or so of the storyTwo and a half stars on my It was okay scale rounding up because it was very readable