Mess & Two Fiction Reissues


Just out in U.S. Paperback from WW Norton

Mess: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act

“Gorgeous… can clutter be glorious?” – NY Times Book Review

“A funny, smart, and moving memoir about the accumulation of STUFF: what it means to us, why we keep it, and how we deal with our personal ‘collections.’ (Great book, btw)”— Roz Chast, author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

“An absorbing look at a mysterious compulsion” – People

“(C)harts the tough negotiation between shame and fixation, between clinging to the past and moving forward, between being devoured by one’s demons and facing them down.” – Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree

“A compelling and thoroughly entertaining hybrid of memoir and research . . . Yourgrau tells a story as addictive as a whodunit.” — Psychcentral

“What can we say: Hoarders seem to be hot.” — USA Today


“I can never remember my dreams, so Mr. Yourgrau’s stories are a pretty good substitute.”
                                                                  – David Byrne

Arcade Publishing brings back two of Barry’s classic books of magical surreal stories. Screenshot_2016-07-10-12-53-02-1

Haunted Traveller: An Imaginary Memoir  (1st time in paperback)
“Strangely sublime…two parts Borges, one part Kafka…” – New York Times Book Review

Wearing Dad’s Head
“Unclassifiable.. all the absurdities of childhood… shaped into the waking contradictions
called adults.” – L.A. Weekly