The Hoarder in You

How to Live A Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life

Zasio, Robin

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Hoarder in You
"From the hit A&E show Hoarders, psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio shows readers how to take control of their stuff and de-clutter their lives. The once little-known condition of hoarding has become a household phrase-- in part due to the popularity of the Emmy Award-winning television show Hoarders, which has captivated audiences with its stark and heartbreaking look at the people who suffer from this paralyzing condition. Our fascination with hoarding stems, according to Dr. Robin Zasio, from the fact that we all fall somewhere on the hoarding continuum. From compulsive shoppers to hobbyists and collectors to ordinary, run-of-the-mill pack rats-- to some degree or another, we all hoard. Dr. Zasio shares behind-the-scenes stories from the show, including some of the most serious cases of hoarding that she's encountered-- and explains how we can learn from these extreme examples. She also shares psychological and practical advice for de-cluttering and organizing, including how to: l tame the emotional pull of acquiring additional things l make order out of chaos by getting a handle on clutter l create an organizational system that reduces stress and anxiety"-- Provided by publisher.

Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781609611316
Branch Call Number: 616.85227 Z38h 2011
Characteristics: xv, 222 p. ;,24 cm


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This is the self-help manual for hoarding from the psychologist on the television series Hoarders.

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Apr 29, 2014
  • sammier rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book starts by covering what hoarding behaviour is, types of hoarding, why people hoard and why "stuff" can be so important. It looks at how many people have hoarding tendencies, while not being actual hoarders. The second part of the book covers ways to deal with clutter and the accumulation of "stuff". The book contains a great deal of information on why people clutter and sets out practical tips on how to break the habit. Recommended for anyone trying to tame a clutter problem.

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. CB 410 Z 2011

Jun 05, 2012
  • Incinerated_Newt rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A candid, practical guide to working with someone (or yourself) on the hoarding or cluttering spectrum.

Nov 21, 2011

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