Monday, July 25, 2011

Over the Counter # 66

still on vacation.... But more Over the Counter for you!

Two based on televison shows for you this time. First up was Undercover Boss by Stephen Lambert and Eli Holzman.

From the publisher Jossey- Bass Books:

"On February 7, 2010 the CBS television series Undercover Boss USA premiered to a staggering 38.6 million viewers, the largest post-Super Bowl audience for a new series and the most-watched premiere episode of any reality series in the history of television.

Now, for the first time, the bosses and employees featured on Undercover Boss share the lessons they learned as well as the formative experiences that resulted from being on the show. Show creators and executive producers Stephen Lambert and Eli Holzman reveal how they came up with the idea for the show, how they got a major network on board, and of course, how they found a dynamic, charismatic group of bosses willing to go undercover—on camera—in this thoroughly new experiment.

Featuring all-new interviews and insights with the bosses and employees of the nine businesses featured on Season 1 of the show, as well producers' notes on what you didn't see behind the scenes, this book is a must-have for fans of the show everywhere."

Next up is The Secret Lives of Hoarders by Matt Paxton.

From the publisher Penguin Books:

"On the front lines with extreme hoarder. The Secret Lives of Hoarders is much more than harrowing tales of attacking the ugliest, dirtiest, and most shocking hoarding cases in the country. It is a behind-the-scenes look at this hidden epidemic--what it means, how to recognize it before it gets out of hand, and how to deal with it.

Through his work with hundreds of clients in the worst circumstances- from the giant "rat's nest" that hid more than $13,000 in cash to a vast cache of cartoon pornography to twenty-five years' worth of unopened mail-Matt Paxton has learned to understand this disorder and his clients' impulses to collect, to speak the hoarders' language, and to reach out to them with compassion and concern while avoiding criticism and judgment. Most important, he guides compulsive hoarders successfully through every step of the clean-up and healing process.

The Secret Lives of Hoarders is an engrossing and sometimes unsettling look at extreme clutter but one that helps hoarders, their families, and their friends to find meaning in the chaos."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


Pam (@iwritienbooks) said...

Ugh, my husband watches Hoarding shows and sometimes I can stomach them, sometimes I can't. I've always considered myself disorganized but there is something really comforting about knowing that my "mess" can be straightened up in about ten minutes with no cleaning crew/health board involved!!

bermudaonion said...

My mom would probably love the Hoarders book - she's fascinated with that show.

Unknown said...

I'm a recently new follower of your blog who also works at a library. Over the counter is a fantastic idea. Would you mind if I also did an over the counter post once in awhile? I would of course acknowledge and put a link back to your blog.

Sarah M said...

I love both of these shows, so seeing books about them is cool. Matt is one of my favourite organizers from Hoarders, so I will definitely have to look out for this book.