Have you watched A&E’s Hoarders? I’m sure you have. Some might say it’s the standout of their reality show stable, i.e. their not inconsiderable explorations of “low anthropology” (see also: Obsessed, and Intervention). Talk about a show that rips the mask off of the human condition. It’s a mess!

While the messes themselves are disturbing, their impact is compounded by the fact that most of the people profiled on the show do not succeed in overcoming their difficulty (note: hoarding is commonly classified as a form ofobsessive compulsive disorder). But every once in a while, an episode ends well.

And so it…

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