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Year of no clutter : a memoir / Eve O. Schaub.

By: Schaub, Eve O [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2017]Copyright date: �2017Description: xxviii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781492633556; 1492633550.Subject(s): Hoarders -- United States -- Biography | Schaub, Eve O. -- Homes and haunts | Housekeeping | Storage in the homeDDC classification: 616.85/2270092 | B
Contents:
Welcome to Hell -- We begin -- The hoarder -- Problem? What problem? -- Cluttered blood -- We continue to begin -- I hate Edith Piaf -- A good problem to have -- We continue continuing -- Do you want this? -- Like father, like daughter -- The weirdest things I own -- What we talk about when we talk about clutter -- Strategies of stuff -- The old heave-ho -- The autobiography rug -- Everything must go -- It goes so fast -- Are we there yet? -- The room fairy.
Summary: The author explores the hoarding phenomenon as reflected by such cultural examples as Hoarders and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up while sharing the personal story of how she organized a single room in her house that had been overtaken by psychological clutter.
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Welcome to Hell -- We begin -- The hoarder -- Problem? What problem? -- Cluttered blood -- We continue to begin -- I hate Edith Piaf -- A good problem to have -- We continue continuing -- Do you want this? -- Like father, like daughter -- The weirdest things I own -- What we talk about when we talk about clutter -- Strategies of stuff -- The old heave-ho -- The autobiography rug -- Everything must go -- It goes so fast -- Are we there yet? -- The room fairy.

The author explores the hoarding phenomenon as reflected by such cultural examples as Hoarders and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up while sharing the personal story of how she organized a single room in her house that had been overtaken by psychological clutter.

Comment by Jay W.
01/30/2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and actually read the whole thing, cover to cover, AND I did it within about a week. That's quite unusual for me. I find the subject matter interesting, but what really made this an outstanding read is the writing style of Eve Schaub. She really had me tickled many, many times while reading. I just couldn't get enough of the story and had a hard time putting it down. Ms. Schaub's sense of humor might not be for everyone, but it was right up my alley.

Interestingly, Ms. Schaub references Marie Kondo and HER book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up", which, even MORE interestingly, I just happened to pick up at the same time as THIS one. It was right there on my shelf while I was reading "Year Of No Clutter"! Cool! I've read Ms Kondo's book before and found it had a tremendous amount of value to me.

There is some profanity in "Year Of No Clutter". I'm thinking that if I'd known that before reading, I might not have taken the time to read it because of my personal stance on that kind of thing. To be fair, the profanities are not rude or vulgar, just exclamations, mostly. I'd prefer a read without them, but I just want to warn you...it's there. Despite the profanity, it's a great story, full of laughs and full of self-awareness on the part of Ms. Schaub.

I'm glad I read "Year Of No Clutter". I'll be awfully tempted to pick up her previous book, "Year Of No Sugar" and I expect it will be just as entertaining, and I wouldn't be too surprised if I learned a thing or two.

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