Reading Wednesday Begins September 2

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Reading Wednesday Begins September 2

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aug 7, 2009, 7:52 pm

Come join us for the Fall 2009 Series -- Crossing the Clutter Threshold : What's the evidence that being neat and organized is worth the trouble?

During this free book discussion series, we'll take a look at the cost of order and disorder in people's lives from several vantage points.

1. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Fiction - Penguin Classic Deluxe Edition

Flora Poste is a nineteen year old recently orphaned woman who goes to live with her quirky extended family at Cold Comfort Farm. Set in the "near future" of 1930s England, Flora begins to bring change to the home of Aunt Ada Doom and the rest of the Starkadder family.

2. Ghosty Men: The Strange but True Story of the Collyer Brothers, New York's Greatest Hoarders by Frank Lidz Biography

Homer and Langley Collyer were two brothers who lived in a Harlem home -- with almost everything they had ever owned -- until their gruesome deaths in 1947. This book intertwines their story with the author's uncle who was also a hoarder.

3. The Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder -- How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Makes the World a Better Place by Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman Non-fiction

Abrahamson and Freedman present a case for messiness and how moderately messy systems can sometimes provide better results than highly organized ones.

4. It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh Non-fiction/How-to

As a widely known professional organizer, Walsh presents his views on home organization and how "stuff" can contribute or detract from the life you want to lead.

Series begins Wednesday, September 2, 2009