The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life

The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life

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by Robin Zasio
     
 

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We all have treasured possessions—a favorite pair of shoes, a much-beloved chair, an ever-expanding record collection. But sometimes, this emotional attachment to our belongings can spiral out of control and culminate into a condition called compulsive hoarding. From hobbyists and collectors to pack rats and compulsive shoppers—it is close to impossible

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Overview

We all have treasured possessions—a favorite pair of shoes, a much-beloved chair, an ever-expanding record collection. But sometimes, this emotional attachment to our belongings can spiral out of control and culminate into a condition called compulsive hoarding. From hobbyists and collectors to pack rats and compulsive shoppers—it is close to impossible for hoarders to relinquish their precious objects, even if it means that stuff takes over their lives and their homes.

According to psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio, our fascination with hoarding stems from the fact that most of us fall somewhere on the hoarding continuum. Even though it may not regularly interfere with our everyday lives, to some degree or another, many of us hoard.

The Hoarder In You provides practical advice for decluttering and organizing, including how to tame the emotional pull of acquiring additional things, make order out of chaos by getting a handle on clutter, and create an organizational system that reduces stress and anxiety. Dr. Zasio also shares some of the most serious cases of hoarding that she’s encountered, and explains how we can learn from these extreme examples—no matter where we are on the hoarding continuum.

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Editorial Reviews

Chris Schoppa
[Zasio's] book should help people deal with the clutter in their lives, recognize the merits of decluttering and take a more rational stance toward their possessions.
—The Washington Post
Publishers Weekly
The hit A&E series Hoarders has viewers glued to their television, gasping at the horror of other people's lives. In her first book, Zasio, the show's featured doctor, helps everyone learn to control their relationship with "stuff." For the compulsive hoarders and the ordinary collectors, Zasio offers insightful information and educated solutions for transforming relationships with material things, a core issue for many that struggle with hoarding. Sidebars in each chapter address important questions like, "Does Your Clutter Cause Conflict?" and "Are You Sentimental or Stuck?," which forces readers to examine what they buy and hold onto. An eye-opening look at hoarders, Zasio's book is an easy to read, well-organized guide to improving your life and reforming the way you look at the mundane. Agency: Fletcher & Company. (Dec.)
From the Publisher

“I would say that Dr. Zasio's book is about the best self-help work I've read in my 46 years as a health and science writer. She seems to know all the excuses and impediments to coping effectively with a cluttering problem, and she offers practical, clinically proven antidotes to them.” —Jane Brody, The New York Times

“An easy to read, well-organized guide to improving your life and reforming the way you look at the mundane.” —Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609611316
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
929,592
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

ROBIN ZASIO, PsyD, LCSW, is a featured doctor on the Emmy-nominated hit A&E series Hoarders and specializes in treating hoarding and other anxiety-related conditions. She lives in Sacramento.

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