Tonight I was putting away paperback books I am not likely to read soon. This is being done in an attempt to gain control of my living space. In the process of packing the books, I have found How to Organize Your Work and Your Life. Although I had this book for years, I never studied it thoroughly. The book appears worn and was eventually taped together. This makes me wonder about the people who used the book before me. Could it be that those that read the book were filled with good intentions about organizing there lives and could not meet the suggested advice or is it worn because it was highly affective? In my case, this book has served as a symbol of the organizing I should do. It is also ironic because the function of putting the book away has made me more organized. However, ultimately I am bothered because I can not bring myself to make it disappear.