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

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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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. 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
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2015
[United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781681414041
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--Adult
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 55 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Brooke, Peter
hoopla digital


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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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