Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

Stuff- Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of ThingsDr. Randy Frost

Despite not watching tv, I have managed to become addicted to A&E’s show Hoarders. Being a popular reality show, the surface of this bizarre illness is barely scratched. Dr. Frost goes much deeper into the overwhelming desire some people have to save and hoard things, often to the point of limiting their mobility and damaging their health. Dr. Frost tells of his research, includes bits of interviews with patients and explains how he tries to help hoarders. If anything, this book and the tv show, may finally give you the oomph to clean out your basement and closet. It sure worked for me. Yick.