Kim Miller is an
immaculately put-together woman with a great career, a loving boyfriend, and a
beautifully tidy apartment in Brooklyn. You would never guess that the
closed doors of her family’s idyllic Long Island house hide teetering stacks of
aging newspaper, broken computers, and boxes upon boxes of unused junk
festering in every room—the product of her father’s painful and unending
struggle with hoarding.
In this dazzling memoir, Kim
brings to life her experience of growing up in a rat-infested home, hiding her
father’s shameful secret from friends for years, and of the emotional burden
that ultimately led to her suicide attempt. And in beautiful prose, Miller
sheds light on her complicated yet loving relationship with her parents that
has thrived in spite of the odds.
a story about recognizing where you come from and understanding the
relationships that define you. It is also a powerful story of recovery and
redemption. Download and start listening now!