Elderism #45

April 16th, 2009

Joyce Carol Oates:

“I go into a very happy state of mind when I’m vacuuming. I think some of my male colleagues, like Philip Roth and Don DeLillo, are completely denied this pleasure.”

Cognoscenti and trackers of the domestic arts may be reminded of a certain¬† immortal line from “What’s My Line” panelist Orson Bean’s¬† autobiography of the early 1990’s:

“Vacuuming was my thing.”