Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
author: Randy O. Frost
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.75
book published: 2010
rating: 5
read at: 2011/06/30
date added: 2011/07/08
shelves: ebook, psychology, non-fiction, read-again, favorites
I’ve been done with this for at least a week, maybe two, but I’ve been procrastinating writing my review. (So much so that the book has expired out of Overdrive, which means I lost all my bookmarks. Argh.) In any case, for someone with a family history of hoarding — particularly my paternal grandmother — and a personal tendency that way, this was fascinating, illuminating, and scary. Very compassionate, deals less with the cases that end up on TV than the otherwise normal-seeming people who have houses crammed with things, and the various psychological issues involved. I feel like I need to read it again and make notes. (FWIW, I think I have a lot of digital hoarding issues, too; bookmarks that will never be read, recipes that will never be made, etc., etc.) Very highly recommended.