This author's story was amazing, however she jumped between the present and past with a frequency that made me have to reread pages a few times to make sure I wasn't missing anything. She has a clear concise way of writing that makes you want to continue reading to hear the rest of her story. I definitely agree with the other poster...this book made me want to go through everything and throw things away (and I'm in the midst of a huge yard sale as I type this). This book also explored the relationship a family has with the hoarder. How, despite their best efforts, the hoarder is willing to do whatever it takes to continue to hoard. Ms. Sholl did an fantastic job describing her personal explorations in dealing with her mother's mental illness and then her own mental illness. This isn't something to read over and over again, but was completely worth reading.