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The Dirt on CleanThe Dirt on Clean

Katherine's new book, The Dirt on Clean, is a social history of washing our bodies. Visit www.thedirtonclean.com.

Praise from Publisher's Weekly

Brimming with lively anecdotes, this well-researched, smartly paced and endearing history of Western cleanliness holds a welcome mirror up to our intimate selves, revealing deep-seated desires and fears spanning 2000-plus years.
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June 7, 2012 — Katherine Ashenburg wins Gold at the National Magazine Awards for her article “The Long Goodbye,” published in The Walrus (March 2011).