One of the occupational hazards of reading things for a living is that books and papers accumulate. One of the realities of doing the work of several people in an era of downsizing is that time to clear out the excess is hard come by or put to other uses, such as maintaining a web journal. Thus comes Robin Zasio, the staff psychologist for A&E's Hoarders, and her The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life. Book Review No. 20: sneak up on the task, clear it out a little at a time. If you're considering the book as a nudge to a friend or family member whose housekeeping skills you find deficient, read it first. Will it earn a place on the shelf and contribute to the
hoard library? Probably not.
(Cross-posted to Cold Spring Shops.)