Michael De Jong is the author of CLEAN: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing (Sterling Publishers). He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his partner, dog and three goldfish, all of whom benefit from his natural cleaning techniques. While working as a painter and cleaning apartments, De Jong began researching and inventing many of the recipes in CLEAN out of shear survival. His daily over-exposure to commercial cleaning products was putting his health in jeopardy. He is currently writing a companion series of CLEAN books dealing with topics such as the body, first aid, organization and food. Learn more at www.zencleansing.com.