One Man's Struggle to Clean up His House and His Act

Audiobook CD - 2015
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A glimpse into the mind of someone who is both a sufferer from and an investigator of clutter. -- Millions of Americans struggle with severe clutter and hoarding. 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, he embarks on a heartfelt and too often uproarious project to take control of his 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 as well as explorations of the bewildering universe of new therapies and brain science, help Yourgrau navigate uncharted territory: clearing shelves, boxes, and bags. This 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.
Publisher: Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape, [2015]
ISBN: 9781681414027
Branch Call Number: 616.85227
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9 hr., 55 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Brooke, Peter


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Dec 08, 2015

This is a book where you're rooting for the protagonist (Barry Yourgrau) and he keeps disappointing you all through his struggle to clean up. It's a great book that really helps you feel the struggle he's going through. For anyone who's had difficulty with their clutter, and anyone who wants to understand what it's like for someone with this sort of problem. Not every mess can be cleaned up overnight, nor should it be when one is trying to cope with what causes the problem in the first place.


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