The subject of hoarding seems to be enjoying a renaissance. There is, of course, the A&E series Hoarders, and now, novelist E.L. Doctorow's new book Homer & Langley tackles the story of New York's Collyer brothers. The brothers, who died in their apartment in 1947, had packed their apartment with over 100 tons of garbage and objects, including 14 pianos and a Model T. While Doctorow's novel takes liberties with the facts, it always remains respectful of the brothers' story. The book came out on Sept. 1, and you can read an excerpt here.
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