Picking Up

From: Margaret Mezzacapo
Picking Up

Author: Robin Nagle
Having always had an interest in how things work, I had a feeling I’d like this one, and I was right. Ms. Nagle, an anthropologist, became a New York City sanitation person in order to immerse herself in the culture of garbage, which is a lot more entertaining than it sounds. She dwells a little lengthily on the history of trash, but still I was very entertained and learned a lot.