hoarding

Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act by Barry Yourgragu

Barry is a hoarder, though he is not able to really face his problem until his girlfriend offers him an ultimatum: clean up your apartment, and by extension, your life, or I leave. In this uproarious memoir, Barry embarks upon a project of epic proportions to sort through his cluttered possessions and his emotions regarding the things he saves. With humor reminiscent of Larry David, this smart, touching work explores the connection between our relationships with our things and our relationships with other individuals. – Rachel Haisley