The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein

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

Husband, father, drag queen, 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 for some of society's most in-need people.Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help peopl...

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  • Text Publishing
    ‘[A] one-of-a-kind biography.’ Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Guide‘Absolutely stunning.’ Popsugar‘Through countless encounters with the fetid, the neglected, and the downright tragic, Pankhurst has found meaning and peace, and [author] Krasnostein...
  • Jaclyn Crupi
    I hope I don't need a trauma cleaner in life or in death but if I do I hope I get one like Sandra Pankhurst. This is a unique Australian memoir; one where the author subtly inserts herself into the telling of a life not her own. Sandra is and has been so many things: trans, father, step-mother, husb...
  • Valerity (Val)
    You'll just have to read this one for yourself to understand. It's a multi-layered tale about Sandra Pankhurst, who is nearly impossible to describe without just writing a book about her, as the author has done. She's currently running a business that cleans up crime scenes of all kinds, disasters, ...
  • Lisa
    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 Extraord...
  • Heather
    3.5/5 stars for this one.I went into this book thinking it would mostly be about trauma cleaning, but it was more than that. This book offered a handful or so of instances where Sandra was in fact cleaning up after or during a traumatic event. If you've ever watched Hoarders, it is much like that. T...
  • Carol.
    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 getti...
  • Canadian Reader
    I happened upon this work of nonfiction/biography in the new books display at my local library. Knowing little about the book, I was unprepared for the contents. The title and cover photo seemed to suggest that I’d be reading about how the book’s subject got into her unusual line of work, ...
  • Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine)
    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine.I’ve been chewing on this review for days and I’m sure I won’t do this one justice. How do you put into words a story that makes your heart heavy with sorrow and full of love, joy, and compassion at the same time? I...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com/Memoirs are often penned based on popular identities such as celebrities and sports personalities. The Trauma Cleaner is an unusual but illuminating memoir of an ordinary Australian, with quite the extraordinary life. Sarah Krasnostein works to highlight the li...

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