Author Archives: Andrew Battista

About Andrew Battista

Andrew Battista is an Associate Professor, Information Literacy and Reference Librarian at the University of Montevallo. He helps people find information.

Are Hoarders Part of a Subculture?

Today I was surfing Twitter when I saw a link from Grantland, the venerable ESPN-affiliated sports and culture blog, on TLC’s Hoarders:  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Edition.  In the article, Tara Araino profiles the newest episode of the show and describes it as one of many TLC shows that “highlight the doings of people who occupy various subcultures.”

The show follows the life of Richard Wallace, a man living in a tiny condo in England who cannot throw anything away.  He can’t remember the last time he took a shower because his bathtub is filled up with junk.  Getting around the house is a major ordeal for him. Continue reading

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Welcome to ENG 102 Composition II

Hello everyone, and welcome to ENG 102 Composition II at the University of Montevallo.  Please take a few moments to register for a WordPress account and familiarize yourself with what’s on the blog.  During the semester, this blog will be a place to engage in ideas as you work toward writing formal essays.

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