Cheryl Mendelson is a novelist and non-fiction writer. She is the author of Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House (1999), and a trilogy of novels, Morningside Heights (2003), Love, Work, Children (2005), and Anything for Jane (2007)
She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She was formerly a professor of philosophy at Purdue University and Columbia University, and published essays on ethical theory. She is currently lecturing at Barnard College.
She was also a lawyer with several New York law firms in the 1980s. In 1990-91 she was a Fellow at the Hastings Center.
Her husband, Edward Mendelson, is an English professor at Columbia...
Quotes by Cheryl Mendelson
What really does work to increase the feeling of having a home and its comforts is housekeeping. Housekeeping creates cleanliness, order, regularity, beauty, the conditions for health and safety, and a good place to do and feel all the things you wish and need to do and feel in your home. Whether you live alone or with a spouse, parents, and ten children, it is your housekeeping that makes your home alive, that turns it into a small society in its own right, a vital place with its own ways and rhythms, the place where you can be more yourself than you can be anywhere else.
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