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Randy O Frost; Gail Steketee
|Description:||290 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Dead body in the Collyer Mansion : a prologue to hoarding --
Piles upon piles : the story of hoarding --
We are what we own : owning, collecting, and hoarding --
Amazing junk : the pleasures of hoarding --
Bunkers and cocoons : playing it safe --
A fragment of me : identity and attachment --
Rescue : saving animals from a life on the streets --
A river of opportunities --
Avoiding the agony --
You haven't got a clue --
A tree with too many branches : genetics and the brain --
A packrat in the family --
But it's mine! : hoarding in children --
Having, being, and hoarding.
|Responsibility:||Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee.|
"What possesses someone to save every scrap of paper that's ever come into his home? What compulsions drive a woman like Irene, whose hoarding cost her her marriage? Or Ralph, whose imagined uses for castoff items like leaky old buckets almost lost him his house? Or Jerry and Alvin, wealthy twin bachelors who filled up matching luxury apartments with countless pieces of fine art, not even leaving themselves room to sleep? Randy Frost and Gail Steketee were the first to study hoarding when they began their work a decade ago; they expected to find a few sufferers but ended up treating hundreds of patients and fielding thousands of calls from the families of others. Now they explore the compulsion through a series of compelling case studies in the vein of Oliver Sacks. With vivid portraits that show us the traits by which you can identify a hoarder--piles on sofas and beds that make the furniture useless, houses that can be navigated only by following small paths called goat trails, vast piles of paper that the hoarders 'churn' but never discard, even collections of animals and garbage--Frost and Steketee explain the causes and outline the often ineffective treatments for the disorder. They also illuminate the pull that possessions exert on all of us. Whether we're savers, collectors, or compulsive cleaners, none of us is free of the impulses that drive hoarders to the extremes in which they live. For the six million sufferers, their relatives and friends, and all the rest of us with complicated relationships to our things, this book answers the question of what happens when our stuff starts to own us."--Publisher Description.
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