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Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act

Author: Yourgrau, Barry

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

List Price:$25.95
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Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act : Millions of Americans struggle with severe clutter and hoarding. New York writer and bohemian Barry Yourgrau is one of them. Behind the door of his Queens apartment, Yourgrau’s life is, quite literally, chaos. Confronted by his exasperated girlfriend, a globe-trotting food critic, he embarks on a heartfelt, wide-ranging, and too often uproarious project - part Larry David, part Janet Malcolm - to take control of his crammed, disorderly apartment and life, and to explore the wider world of collecting, clutter, and extreme hoarding.

Encounters with a professional declutterer, a Lacanian shrink, and Clutterers Anonymous - not to mention England’s most excessive hoarder - as well as explorations of the bewildering universe of new therapies and brain science, help Yourgrau navigate uncharted territory: clearing shelves, boxes, and bags; throwing out a nostalgic cracked pasta bowl; and sorting through a lifetime of messy relationships. Mess is the story of one man’s efforts to learn to let go, to clean up his space (physical and emotional), and to save his relationship.

Category   Subject
House & Home   Cleaning & Caretaking
Biography & Autobiography   Personal Memoirs
Self-Help   Substance Abuse & Addictions

ISBN 13:9780393241778
ISBN 10:0393241777
Size:8.57" l x 5.86" w x 1.03" h
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