Hilarious and poignant, 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. New York writer and bohemian Barry Yourgrau is one of them. Behind the door of his Queens apartment, Yourgrauas 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 projectapart Larry David, part Janet Malcolmato 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 Anonymousanot to mention Englandas most excessive hoarderaas 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 manas efforts to learn to let go, to clean up his space (physical and emotional), and to save his relationship.The indoor hillside was made upain partaof: Old manuals and books (CLASSIC CARS, blared a spine; Richard was an avid car buff), old ... high up, a jutting big cardboard carton for Miele (the vacuum cleaner maker; did he own one?)anbsp;...
|Title||:||Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2015-08-10|