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Author Yourgrau, Barry, author.

Title Mess : one man's struggle to clean up his house and his act / Barry Yourgrau.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.8522 YOU    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 276 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary The author draws on his experiences as both a hoarder and an investigator to profile subjects ranging from professional decluttering services and anti-hoarding therapy to the brain science behind hoarding and the way clutter affects relationships.
Contents Prologue with grocery bags -- The Chinese puzzle box -- What's wrong with me? -- Some kind of flâneur -- Let the right one in -- Brothers Grim -- The cut-glass hand bell -- Mastering disaster -- Dodge days, or, Letting go of L.A. -- Home comforting -- The real stuff -- The notorious bungalow --Freud's "dirty" couch -- The red fish -- Gordon's know -- Postscript.
Subject Yourgrau, Barry -- Mental health.
Compulsive hoarding.
Storage in the home.
Authors -- Biography.
Yourgrau, Barry -- Homes and haunts.
ISBN 9780393241778 hardcover
0393241777 hardcover

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