Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Dirty Secret - Jessie Sholl

Dirty Secret - Jessie Sholl (2010)

In her twenties, the author Jessie begins to come to terms with her mother who is living in a house crammed full of stuff and is a compulsive horder.  She begins to realise how her mothers hording is affecting her own life and relationships and begins to resist the urge to go into her mothers home and help clean.

A lot of the book is devoted to the itches that the family suffer after going to the house.  They all spend months suffering from scabies, which made me itchy too.

It does make you want to clean out the cupboards, which I do need to do.  For a person living alone I have more than enough stuff, and am trying to get rid of clothes I haven't worn, read magazines and old lipsticks.

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