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A Fun Read - But Could It Be About Me?

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Junk: Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff - Alison Stewart

Stewart has delivered a clever, entertaining book about America's fascination with "junk". A quick read, well written, with many chapters delving into lots of different subject matter. It is written in such a manner that you could pick and choose chapters at will, as each tells a different story.
The author takes you along on rides with several junk removal teams, with names such as Annie Haul and Junk Vets. She also explores behind the scenes activities at the popular TV shows Antiques Roadshow and Pawn Stars. There are also chapters on the tiny house movement and yard sales.
She goes deep into the psychology of "hoarders", as well as other serious subjects like "space junk".
Throughout the book, Stewart delivers each story from a human perspective, hitting on the good parts of people's activities, and never looking down on people with some admittedly odd problems. And she manages to make each subject fun to read about.
A good book!

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