Monday, February 28, 2011
I like the TV show "Hoarders". Not for the shock value, in fact, I'm turned off by that aspect of the show. What fascinates me is the psychology. It should come as no surprise then that I loved this book. The author looked at hoarding as a mental illness that her mother suffers from.
The book was about the author and her life as well, and did a good job of staying focused on how her mothers hoarding affected her life. Jessie's mom wasn't a hoarder while Jessie was a child, she was just messy. The hoarding didn't really start until the author was an adult. The book showed that hoarding has a major impact on all members in a family, whether they live in the home or not.