Synopses & Reviews
A Cluttered Life
tells the story of Pesi Dinnersteins touching, quirky, and often comic search for order and simplicity amid an onslaught of relentless interruptions. When a chance encounter with an old acquaintance opens her eyes to the extent of the disorder that has crept into every corner of her existence, she begins a quest to free herself of the excess baggage she carries and findsto her great surprisethat the answers she has spent a lifetime searching for lie within her own piles of clutter.
Dinnersteins battle with chaos is an odyssey of self-discovery that leads from the growing mess spilling out of her closets and the backseat of her car to the more subtle forms of disorder in her daily life and, finally, to the most hidden expressions deep within herself. In the endwith the help of devoted friends, a twelve-step recovery program, and a bit of Kabbalistic wisdomher struggle with the things of this world is transformed from a distraction into its own journey of healing and personal growth. At turns insightful, unsettling, and wildly funny, A Cluttered Life describes how one woman found her true selfand spiritual claritythrough trying to make sense of her muddled world.