The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place

The Art of Being Messy

Jennifer McCartney (Author)

Logo markA Countryman Press book


The New York Times bestseller that’s “LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY” (Elle Décor) and “SPOT-ON…with a healthy amount of cursing" (POPSUGAR)

The anti-clutter movement is having a moment. You may have heard about a book—an entire book—written on the topic of tidiness and how “magical” and “life-changing” it is to neaten up and THROW AWAY YOUR BELONGINGS. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s time to fight that ridiculousness and start buying even more stuff and leaving it any place you want. Guess what, neatniks? Science shows that messy people are more creative.*

Being a slob is an art, and there’s a fine line between being a consumer and being a hoarder. Don’t cross that line. This book shows you how to clutter mindfully and with great joy. The results are mind-blowing. Your plants will stop dying. Your whiskey bottle will never run dry. Your drugstore points will finally add up to a free jar of salsa and some nice shampoo. You’ll go shopping and discover you’ve lost weight...

It's time to take back your life from the anti-clutter movement.  

*As well as smarter and more attractive.

Book Details

  • Hardcover, Paper over boards
  • May 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-58157-387-9
  • 5.7 × 7.8 in / 128 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Also by Jennifer McCartney All

  1. Book Cover101 DIY Face Masks: : Fun, Healthy, All-Natural Face Masks for Every Skin Type


  2. Book CoverCocktails for Drinkers: Not-Even-Remotely-Artisanal, Three-Ingredient-or-Less Cocktails that Get to the Point


  3. Book CoverPoetry from Scratch: A Kitten's Book of Verse