Ready to get organized in the shortest possible time with a minimum of fuss? This is the book for you. This is no-nonsense advice from an expert who has worked out practical systems that really work. Andrew J. Mellen's two battle-cries, "A home for everything" and "Like with like," echo throughout the book and every organizing challenge. Anecdotes and stories about real people solving clutter problems help round out the more technical details.
A feature that sets this book apart is that it addresses electronic clutter -- e-mail, phone messages, computer files, etc..
Mellen's theater background comes through in his narration, and sets it apart from other author-narrated How-Tos. He brings genuine enthusiasm and an expert tone to his subject.
Mellen encourages his listeners to pace themselves through the many stages of organizing their lives. And, he gives helpful support and advice for parting with sentimental items -- a process that often takes time.
If you're serious about getting control of your clutter and simplifying your life, this book can really help.
This book challenged my prejudice about games and gamers. After the first chapter, I became so intrigued with the author, that I sought out her TED talk and other videos. She's intuitive and innovative. Reading this book is like spending time with your smartest girlfriend. It will open your mind to new possibilities.
"Reality is Broken" reminded me a bit of "Whack on the Side of the Head" by Roger VonOech. They both view conventional wisdom through seldom-used lenses, and reveal valuable conclusions.
Julia Whelan's narration is well-suited to this book. She expressed the author's intent with authority and passion, and her vocal age and pace are just right for the material.
"Epic Wins For Everyone!"
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