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Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Great and Informative read

    I enjoyed reading this book as I have a few hoaders in my family...notice and realize I too have the tendency to keep/hold on to stuff for the sake of memories; and how simply seeing these objects helps my memory recall of "back when..." Seeing how I already have these tendencies allows me to be more aware of my behavior and how I can hopefully prevent stuff taking over my life.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone who is connected to a hoarder. There is way more to the process and reasoning behind why, mentally and emotionally, people end up like those individuals in this book. Understanding a person is more useful than judging ones behaviors.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    I recommend this to anyone who knows a hoarder...

    Maybe you know someone who is a hoarder. Maybe you know a friend who is a friend to a hoarder. You've seen the show on TV and can't understand what causes a person to become so possessed by their possessions. A lot of what I thought about hoarders came from what I'd seen on TV, and what others who know a hoarder have told me. I realized after getting half way into the book that this is a mental health problem. People who live trapped in their homes with all their stuff often don't want to live like that. They don't know how to let their things go. They need help. Criticizing and humiliating them doesn't help them. The authors "Stuff" write with great insight and compassion for the people who have let them into their homes. The cases presented are intriguing, and the people they interview are intelligent, sensitive. They could easily be our neighbor, our friend, our loved one. I was surprised when I read how there is a degree of hoarding in all of us. This book opened my eyes to what many people are living with because they don't know how to stop saving and collecting things. "Stuff" helped me gain compassion for someone caught up in this kind of obsession. Yes, I'd recommend it to anyone trying to understand this depressing condition.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    Easy to understand

    Supported with facts and studies and easy to relate

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Very interesting.

    An easy read that offers facts, examples, and advise. The book is well written to keep the reader engaged. It gave examples from varied age groups and a variety of groups of people. It was not a one size fits all, but offered a selection of helpful tips and resources. The book deserves A+++++

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    I just found this book today in Nooks Deal of the Day. Thank yo

    I just found this book today in Nooks Deal of the Day. Thank you so much. 5 years ago I had to down size because of my husbands health and now we live I a 1600 sq. ft. home. I am use to 3 bdrooms, 3 baths ,family room, separate laundry, etc. I still have boxes of God Only Knows in my poor daughters house. Basement and attic. I can not bring myself to even look in these boxes. I have collected many things from my 38 years of travel. I use to have room for. I can not let this stuff go. I am hoping that this book will give the encouragement I need to even start. Thanks again.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Super interesting

    A great look into the homes of hoarders, causes for hoarding, and the right way to try to treat them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Great stuff

    A serious and compassionate book on hoarding. A must-read for anyone who has a loved one who exhibits signs of hoarding.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Interesting and Exciting.

    It gives you an inside look on how it is in a life of a hoarder and about the consequences of one. It ii also and exciting mystery book about how they thought he was dead but he really wasnt and he was taken care of by his brother but in a tragic accident the brother died and the old man being blind and deaf wasnt able to do the neccesary things to do to live and he died a few feet away from his deceased brother and in a search for the bodies they found many amazing things inside their machine including a two-headed fetus and acrs and other amazing things but the rest is for you to find out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Oookkaayy i guess

    :) guess you tapped on my review thinking that there would be like a hundred words. Well all im gonna say iiissss............. book is good! YEAH BLAH BLAH BLAH SOME STUFF WAS KINDA BORING!!!! BUT I RATED THIS BOOK4/5 STARS AND THAT IS GOOODD EENNNOOUUGGHH!!! OKAY!!!!!!!???? >:O

    1 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    My crush

    Shelby

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Sunglow's crush

    Well idk if wanna say. Idt any1 likes meh. But i like nathan and anoter guy. But the second one is a secret. O.O

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Alyssa's Crush...

    Link/Alex

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Jackson's crush is...

    Dont wanna tell u but ill give ya a hint, she always makes me smile

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Claire

    Well.. I don't got one 'cause Kenny is my boyfriend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Heather

    Well, i know nobody likes me, so im not sayin who i like ^_^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Link's Crush

    Alyssa!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Andie

    Idk guys dont talk to me *she says*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Shelbys crush is

    Tyler.... shhhhhh dont tl him

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    D.J.

    Eaven

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Jackson to other jackson

    Shut up

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