About the Author : Don Aslett, America's #1 Cleaning Expert, owns one of the country's largest cleaning firms, Varsity Contractors. His numerous home care books have sold more than three million copies. He's a mediagenic powerhouse, having appeared on QVC Shopping Network, Oprah, Live with Regis as well as all the prime national television shows and in the pages of every woman's magazine. He resides in Pocatello, Idaho.
Publication Data: Pet Clean-Up Made Easy, 2 nd Edition
By Don Aslett
Publication Date: August 2005; Adams Media, a division of F+W Publications, Inc.
Trade Paperback; ISBN: 1-59337-330-9
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A sampling of reader reaction to Don Asletts Books on DECLUTTERING.
(These are all excerpts from the thousands of letters we have on file from real-life people who have written to Don.)
Our life is turned around, thanks to you and your great book.Dear Don: You are superb. My friends and I really do appreciate your anti-clutter Bible. It would be our choice of book to take to a desert island if we were castawaysalong with Shakespeare and the Bible!Thank you from the bottom of our hearts (and drawers and rubbish bins) for setting us free.Just finished reading your delightful Clutters Last Stand, which should be called Swami Asletts Guide to Enlightenment. Your Mark Twain folksiness and Will Rogers delivery thinly disguise the wisdom of a prophet.
My husband would like to thank you. He said, Next time we move well only have a half-ton of things to move instead of a ton and a half. Someone should give that man a medal.
My main secret to getting started dejunking, for that kick-off (or should I say kick out?) oomph, is reading a Don Aslett book! Your books are like having a guardian angel on the shelf just waiting there to help me. Even just flipping the book open and reading chapter headings gets me stirred up! Im sure you hear this all the time. You saved my life, or at least my sanity, and possibly my marriage.Your book gave me a jump start into decluttering. I brought it home and decided to just look through it. Little did I realize that you dont just look at this book. Two hours later I had read enough to know that my dejunk time had arrived.I now know what you mean when you say Life truly begins when you discover how flexible and free you are without clutter. ITS TERRIFIC!!!The book that I feel has made the most difference in my life are Clutters Last Stand. Its really true that its hard at first to let go of clutter, but it gets easier and easier until it really is FUN! Thanks to you, our clutter is NOT expanding to fill up the available space in our beautiful brand new house.For some years now I have been meaning to write to tell you how much I have enjoyed reading your book Freedom from Clutter, and what a wonderfully liberating book I have found it. As you say, dejunking gives one a wonderful feeling of lightness and relief. This book has helped me so much....I have worked in the mental health field, and I can tell you that everything you say about clutter is psychologically sound and it is worth years of therapy.I was a clutterbug in the highest, most cluttered, most catastrophic sense. I kept everything out of fear. And then I read your bookyour warm humor, your loveand I was soldon lifea new life of happy uncluttered clean homemaking. I feel so free! I love youmy whole family loves you. You have also affected a mother and father-in-law, neighbors, parentsI recommend all your books to people.I just read your book Clutters Last Stand. THANK YOU!!! I immediately went through my house dejunking with glee. I really cant believe how much better I feel. Its like a weight off my shoulders.You deserve a Sainthood and at the very least a Knighthood, for you have done more to improve the quality of life for human beings than any other single person since the Renaissance at least. Think about it, Mr. Aslettcan you think of anyone who has done more to improve the day-to-day life of more people? As far as I am concerned, you are the Saviour of the modern world.Your letter made my day today. It is just a thrill to hear from you, my cleaning Messiah. Yes, your books have changed my life and their influence are still ongoing.I cant help but feel you were inspired of the Lord when you wrote Clutters Last Stand (whether you were aware of it or not), and when I buy a copy (I read a library copy), its going to be right alongside my Bible on the bookshelfa bookshelf that will have room for it!You have a rare ability to hit ones guilty areas without bringing out ones defensesits nice to be inspired to action for a change.After five years, I think its time I expressed to you the gratitude I have for Clutters Last Stand. This book has changed my life. Are you coming out with a new book? I hope soI have read and re-read your others cover to cover. I love them.I thoroughly enjoyed and greatly benefitted from your book Clutters Last Stand. In fact, it changed my life. I only wish I had read it BEFORE we made the arduous 3000-mile cross country move that found us lugging tons of unnecessary stuff. That stuff has now bitten the dust, and we are happier for it. Thanks! Im a fan for life.I bought your book at a paperback store while looking for something light to read. At first I thought it was funny. I laughed, chuckled, and was thoroughly entertained. Then one evening I started reading it again. This time with a Wow in mind. I realized that this was the answer to my ball and chain.Your book Clutters Last Stand is the most hilarious thing Ive ever read. Ive laughed so hard tears have rolled down my face for days. Ive also begun dejunking immediately.Im currently reading Not for Pack Rats Only and because Im enjoying it so much, Im sorry that the last page will be coming up very soon. I felt the same way about Clutters Last Stand when I read it a few years ago. Both books are very interesting, informative, helpful, and amusingoften hilarious. The humor helps junkaholics like me to face up to shortcomings in this area of our lives.I bought your book Not for Pack Rats Only as a joke for my husband. He never did read it, but I devoured it, followed rapidly by Clutters Last Stand. What a difference it has made.Within moments of reading the first few pages, something hit me. And moments laterit felt like momentsI had ten shopping bags filled with clothes, shoes, socks, belts, roller skates, etc.If youd like to know what books I would grab and run in case of fire: