News! There’s going to be a paperback of CLUTTER coming your way in January 2022. I’ve written an afterword for it that talks about how our relationship to our things did (and didn’t) change during the pandemic, and I’m excited for you all to read it. Pre-order a copy here.
Archives for Material culture
Podcast: “Our Anxious Relationship to Stuff, with Jen Howard”
In the latest episode of her thought-provoking series, Public Intellectual, the amazing Jessa Crispin and I hash out various material messes, including pandemic hoarding and whether divorce is an advanced form of decluttering (!). Thanks to Jessa for having me on the show and for a great convo. Find the episode at the link above… Continue reading »
LitHub: “Let’s blame the Victorians”
Thanks to LitHub for running this CLUTTER excerpt in which I suggest we blame the Victorians (at least partly—don’t @ me, Victorianists!) for our contemporary problem with excess stuff. This chapter was a lot of fun to research, BTW—I loved reading about 19th-century material culture. Enjoy!