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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite
Mrs. Clohiggledy was a stylish older woman who always wore vibrant colored clothing with earrings to match. She could be seen driving a Kia hybrid, but no one except her neighbors knew that she was a hoarder. In Mrs. Clohiggledy’s Clutter: The Story of a Hoarder, Geraldine Ryan-Lush takes you into the life of Mrs. Clohiggledy who has a passion for things - from Waterford crystal and Wedgwood to Imperial Glass Candlewick. Even though she was a hoarder, she always wanted more. Mrs. Clohiggledy’s Clutter provides a colorful illustration of how life's challenges and changes influenced Mrs. Clohiggledy’s clutter greatly. One day at an auction, she meets a man from Down Under and everything changes.
In reading Mrs. Clohiggledy’s Clutter, one finds that hoarding is no longer an unusual behavior pattern but instead a form of normalcy. The colorful photos provide a picturesque look into the story and offer an interesting appeal to the life of hoarding. The storyline was more acceptable because normally the life of a hoarder doesn't flow well. Hoarding has been said to affect the mental state, but in Mrs. Clohiggledy’s Clutter, Mrs. Clohiggledy fared well. If you are interested in a book that can give you a colorful glimpse into the world of a hoarder, you may enjoy Mrs. Clohiggledy’s Clutter: The Story of a Hoarder by Geraldine Ryan-Lush.