Thursday, February 4, 2021

Clutter: An Untidy History

Stuff. Most of us have a lot of stuff. Some of us become overwhelmed when there is too much stuff for us to deal with. In her book titled, Clutter: An Untidy History, Jennifer Howard explores issues including hoarding, consumerism, the prevalence of big box stores and her personal experience in spending huge amounts of time dealing with all the stuff in her mother’s house. She helps us examine how and why we end up accumulating so much stuff, and the challenges we all face as we receive and dispose of things. While I read this book, I thought of a friend who recently mentioned her supply of about 1,000 face masks, and how much longer we will be likely to wear them. The day after I finished reading this book, a photo on the cover of a Toronto newspaper showed a littered cityscape full of discarded masks. This book will appeal to both neat freaks and collectors of all sorts of stuff. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Clutter from

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