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Barry Yourgrau

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Writer-performer Barry Yourgrau is author of a new memoir about clutter and hoarding, "Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act."

Profile in New York Times: "A Hoarder's Tale of Redemption" http://tinyurl.com/nw8kad7

Barry's other books, mainly surreal brief tales such as "Wearing Dad's Head" and "A Man Jumps Out of An Airplane," are considered classics of short-short fiction. He starred in the film version of his book, "The Sadness of Sex," has appeared on MTV and NPR, and workshopped at Sundance Theatre Lab with his book, "Haunted Traveller."

Born in South Africa, he lives in New York and Istanbul and travels widely with his girlfriend, a food writer.


My piece on Marie Kondo for New Yorker.com My piece on Hemingway as clutterbug for New Yorker.com . And my VICE excerpt about the UK’s “most […]


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Mess: One Man's Struggle to...

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The Sadness of Sex

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Wearing Dad's Head

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A Man Jumps Out of an Airplane

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Nastybook

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Haunted Traveler: An Imagin...

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"Number of visible cardboard boxes in my place, empty or full: 45
Number of shopping bags with handles, large and small, in visible use: 22


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