Coming Clean

From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author: Kimberly Rae Miller
Title: Coming Clean
Kimberly Miller’s parents were hoarders – but they were the hoarders who love her. This memoir, which takes place on Long Island, discusses her life with packrat parents who wanted the best for her but seemed physically unable to give her a childhood like all the other kids had. The clutter ruined aspects of her life and shaped the adult she would become. The book is interesting, compassionate, funny, and sad. I would recommend it for anyone.

chasing thieves and detectives through the secret world of stolen art

From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author: Joshua Knelman
Title: Hot art : chasing thieves and detectives through the secret world of stolen art
This book gives a fascinating introduction to the subject of art theft and the shadowy world that surrounds it. Despite what one may assume, the police have little in the way of resources to solve these crimes, and the art owners and dealers seem to haven even less in the way of desire to fight the crooks. Why? One word – money. Lots and lots of money. Although this may seem counterintuitive, read this book and it will start to make sense.