Randy Frost, Gail Steketee

May 27 . 2010

Why do some people  save every scrap of paper that has ever come into their homes? What compulsions drives a woman whose hoarding cost her her marriage? Or wealthy twin bachelors who filled up matching luxury apartments with countless pieces of fine art, not even leaving themselves room to sleep? Psychologists, Randy Frost and Gail Steketee were the first to study hoarding when they began their work a decade ago.  In Stuff,  the two researchers detail how compulsive behaviors drive sufferers to pile objects throughout their homes.