When Australian comedian Grant realized that she is a hoarder, she began to reflect on her past to determine how she lost control. She struggles in fits and starts to declutter and organize, calculating at one point that it will take her two sleepless years to accomplish the task. Wallowing in the feelings and memories associated with her things frustrates her attempts to let go of them. A trip to Bali, where she makes friends and experiences the freedom of being unfettered by clutter, helps motivate her. She has an epiphany during a journey to Jordan. Meeting refugees who've left their homes behind provides Grant with the perspective she needs to get rid of unnecessary possessions. In the end (and with a new, uncluttered house), Grant discovers the happiness of having her stuff and her life under control. The book also offers 22 commonsense tips for hoarders trying to reform. Verdict This lighthearted memoir will resonate with those who pick up every decluttering book or readers interested in the story of a hoarder.-Janet Clapp, North Clarendon, VT (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.