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I was hoping this audio book may give me some good tips on organization. Wrong. I not only had the Bible preached to me but there was a suggestion that disorganization in the house 'may have my husband threatening to leave, or maybe had already left.' I'd like to know if the husband referred to had a piano tied to his butt because he wasn't able to help, or heaven forbid, maybe the almighty lord and master of the house was part of the problem? I gave the book two stars because the choice of narrator was good. In my opinion, this is a poor excuse for a self help book.
20 of 22 people found this review helpful
What did you like about this audiobook?
To be fair, I didn't make it past the first several chapters. I tried to stay with it but I believe that the writer was referring to the reader as a "Messy" (i.e.,"Messies have problems throwing things away"). I tried not to let it bother me but the style of writing made me feel like I was a '50's housewife who barely graduated from kindergarten. I also got the feeling that part of the problem that "Messies" suffered from was OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) associated with "hoarding" but the book didn't refer to the actual psychological classification. The author seemed to lump every potential pattern of a "messy" without actually identifying the psychological condition. In general, seemed like the author may have missed the time period when mixing pseudo-science and condescending grade school teaching passed for helping people. I truly couldn't stomach wasting more time with this nonsense. My apologies if the book somehow improved after chapter 2.
How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?
I need to screen reading material better. I am glad I didn't waste more time on this book.
Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?
Quality of Audible app is excellent; however, book is less than good
What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?
Made me feel like I was sitting in kindergarten class being read to out of a book that had 10 words per page and a lot of pictures.
Do you have any additional comments?
I saw the book at the airport book store under "best sellers" which I am assuming was used to sucker people into buying it. Shame on me for not reading the other reviews.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to Organizing for Life the most enjoyable?
Sandra really gets deep inside the psychology of why messies have trouble letting stuff go and getting a grip on their lives. Hearing these excuses rather than reading them has a great impact; like she's getting in your head! Sandra has really unlocked some of my thought habits for me, and I'm so grateful - it's enabling me to break the physical habits that create chaos.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Makes sense of why we hoard or CLUTTER.. Looks deeper into why. Would most definitely recommend..