"I threw out all my journals – even my diploma": Daughter raised by extreme hoarder is now obsessed with tidiness

"I threw out all my journals – even my diploma": Daughter raised by extreme hoarder is now obsessed with tidiness

“I threw out all my journals – even my diploma”: Daughter raised by extreme hoarder is now obsessed with tidiness

5:05 PM on 5th August 2011

Obsessive tidiness: Writer Jessie Sholl, 42, who was raised by a hoarder mother, now compulsively throws everything away

Obsessive tidiness: Writer Jessie Sholl, 42, who was raised by a hoarder mother, now compulsively throws everything away

Cluttered: Ms Sholl

Cluttered: Ms Sholl”s mother is an extreme hoarder, a problem which escalated after her divorce 36 years ago

Scarred: The writer now finds it difficult to set foot inside her mother

Scarred: The writer now finds it difficult to set foot inside her mother”s house

Memoir: In a bid to better understand her mother, Ms Sholl has written a book about her childhood

Memoir: In a bid to better understand her mother, Ms Sholl has written a book about her childhood