Mary Schmich’s column in the Trib deals with hoarders. It’s a little shocking to see the ad for Trib subscriptions in the middle of it, because nothing says “hoarding” more than having a bunch of old newspapers sitting around:
Hoarding is fashionably freakish these days.
Last summer, A&E premiered "Hoarders," a popular reality show about people whose homes are pathologically clogged with stuff.
E.L. Doctorow's latest novel, "Homer & Langley," is based on the real life of two wealthy hoarding brothers.
The wildly public Lindsay Lohan recently labeled herself a secret hoarder and escorted cameras through her mansion to prove it.
But there was nothing entertaining about what police found Monday in an apartment on the South Side of Chicago. For what may have been three weeks, a husband and wife in their mid-70s — a retired zoologist and retired schoolteacher — were trapped in their own junk and squalor.
The police described them as hoarders.