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WMRA's Jan  Books & Brews: Jennifer Howard

Tue, Jan 10


Pale Fire Brewery

WMRA's Jan Books & Brews: Jennifer Howard

WMRA’s January Books & Brews features Jennifer Howard, discussing her book, "Clutter: An Untidy History"

Time & Location

Jan 10, 7:00 PM – Jan 11, 7:00 PM

Pale Fire Brewery, 217 S Liberty St Suite 105, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA

About the Event

WMRA’s January Books & Brews features Jennifer Howard, discussing her book, Clutter: An Untidy History.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 7pm.

Live at Pale Fire Brewing Company and available later on WMRA's Youtube Channel and on Facebook.

Signed copies of, Clutter: An Untidy History will be available onsite and online at Stone Soup Books.

WMRA's Books & Brews is made possible thanks to our series sponsor, Gaines Group Architects. The Gaines Group has offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.

About Clutter: An Untidy History

An  expansive assessment of our relationship to the things that share and  shape our lives. Inspired by the painful process of cleaning out her  mother’s house, Howard, a former contributing editor for The Washington Post,  sets her own personal struggle with clutter against a meticulously  researched history of just how the developed world came to drown in  material goods.

With sharp prose and an eye for telling detail,  she connects the dots between the Industrial Revolution, the Sears &  Roebuck catalog, and the Container Store, and shines unsparing light on  clutter’s darker connections to environmental devastation and hoarding  disorder. In an age when Amazon can deliver anything at the click of a  mouse and decluttering guru Marie Kondo can become a reality TV star,  Howard’s bracing analysis has never been more timely.

Jennifer Howard is a writer and journalist and the author of Clutter: An Untidy History. She’s a former contributing editor for the Washington Post Book World and a former senior reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education, where she covered the humanities, technology, publishing, and libraries. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, VQR, the anthology D.C. Noir, and elsewhere. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her family.

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