A Perfect Mess : The Hidden Benefits of Disorder

A Perfect Mess : The Hidden Benefits of Disorder

by Eric Abrahamson, David H. Freedman



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ISBN-13: 9780297852049
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 12/28/2006

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A Perfect Mess : The Hidden Benefits Of Disorder 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really liked this one, more for some of the sparks it set off in my head than some of the actual content. This explores the phenomenon of professional Organisers and how they try to impose a rigid structure of order on people's lives. What isn't often explored in the quick TV show is the fact that a lot of these people find it almost impossible to maintain this order. Without some form of fludity in the choice many people find order a difficult prospect, and many find that it really doesn't quite work, both on a professional and personal level. Personally I'm in a bit too much of a mess but rigid order doesn't really work all that well for me either (yes I'm a librarian, yes some parts of my life are well-organised)While complete chaos isn't ideal, people in general are messy and systems have to reflect this. This is a look at humanising systems and instead of everyone being the same, that we all chose a system that works (and complete chaos doesn't tend to be a workable system) for us and that we all should allow for the fact that other people's mileage may vary.It does display a certain amount of bias towards a more chaotic feel but that's slightly refreshing (for me at least) in a sea of books about rigid order.