It's time for #favoritenonfiction and this week I am recommending The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein! ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️ Anyone who has seen the show Dexter will remember the vivid hotel crime scene in season 1--it's pretty unforgettable. If you haven't seen it, we'll just call it traumatic. Have you ever wondered how crime scenes like that one are cleaned up? The answer is not law enforcement, as many people assume, but rather people who are professionally trained to specialize in cleaning scenes after sensitive situations, often called trauma cleaners. That's already a huge topic to cover, and while it certainly delves into the business and experience of working as a trauma cleaner, the book is so much more than that. It is a story of Sandra Pankhurst's full life, starting with her heavily abusive childhood and going through the many experiences she has had, such as being a husband and father, discovering the world of drag, and undergoing gender reassignment surgery. It is a difficult read at times, but is equally inspiring. If you prefer audiobooks, the narrator does a really great job with it! ⬛️ ⬛️ ⬛️ Content warnings: StoryGraph has an excellent content warning section on the page for each book! I recommend you check out the link below if you are concerned about content based on the description above, or are worried about the potential for a trigger that may be in this book.

Posted by Maggie at 2023-03-26 23:13:24 UTC