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Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Brilliant and haunting

This is no ordinary mother-daughter tale. Sholl's brilliant writing hooks you in the first sentence, and doesn't let up even after the last page (How could I ever stop thinking about this book?) A true tale of her mentally-ill mother's compulsive hoarding, the book is f...
This is no ordinary mother-daughter tale. Sholl's brilliant writing hooks you in the first sentence, and doesn't let up even after the last page (How could I ever stop thinking about this book?) A true tale of her mentally-ill mother's compulsive hoarding, the book is fierce, funny, deeply compassionate, and impossible to put down. I cannot wait for her next book, but right now I'm still compulsively thinking about this one.

posted by 5630415 on December 31, 2010

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1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

oh god..This is awful

I can understand writing about your mother and her hoarding. This was just awful. The author did nothing but whine about her problems and to tell you the truth I didn't finish the book. Let's pin all lifes problems on others and not deal with what lfe throws at us. I'm ...
I can understand writing about your mother and her hoarding. This was just awful. The author did nothing but whine about her problems and to tell you the truth I didn't finish the book. Let's pin all lifes problems on others and not deal with what lfe throws at us. I'm not sure who has the worst problem, the author or her mother. The author needs to seek counseling for her issues in life. Don't waste your time.

posted by Zbearman on January 26, 2011

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