Virtual Nonfiction Book ClubMonday April 26, 2021
6:30 PM until 7:45 PM
This month's book is: Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost
Fans of the A&E series Hoarders will be the ideal (but not the only) audience for this very intriguing book. The authors approach the subject, which they have studied for more than 10 years, from an analytic point of view. What makes people believe they shouldn't throw anything away? What causes otherwise ordinary men and women to fill their lives, and their homes, with detritus because they are unable to differentiate between useful items and waste? How is it possible for someone to live in a house full of trash and simply not know it is there (a phenomenon the authors call clutter blindness )? Hoarding isn't new Dante wrote about hoarders, and so did Dickens and most readers will recognize some aspects of themselves in the people the authors discuss. We may not be hoarders exactly, but the authors make us take a closer look at our own lives, wondering (for example) about that very fine line that divides a collector from a hoarder. Fascinating stuff that could generate some off-the-book-pages interest.— Booklist.
Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.
This meeting will be held on Zoom. Registration is required and the Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the meeting.
All readers are always welcome.
Location: Virtual Program
to go to the Thayer Public Library