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Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That by Marcus Ewert and Kayla Stark

Hello, Marcus Ewert! Welcome to Watch. Connect. Read.! Thank you for dropping by to celebrate Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That. It was such a fun surprise running into you at Dog Eared Books in San Francisco. I re-read Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That during the flight home to Chicago. I kept thinking about how Mr. Pack Rat should appear on Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I bet Mr. Pack Rat and Marie would have a wonderful conversation about what brings joy into our lives. Mr. Pack Rat reminds us to think about what makes us truly happy. I’m curious, what planted the seed for Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That?

Marcus Ewert: Just like Mr. Pack Rat, I've spent most of my life acquiring too much STUFF. The older I got, the worse it became. My bedroom was overflowing with piles of basically junk - you couldn't
put your foot down on the floor anywhere, there was always at least a foot of junk you were stepping on. It was actually becoming dangerous to walk through. Well, over the years I tri…

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