Writer & performer Barry Yourgrau is the author of the forthcoming memoir about clutter and hoarding, Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act (WW Norton, August '15). His books of short fiction include Wearing Dad's Head and The Sadness of Sex , in whose film version he starred.
He's appeared variously on MTV and NPR.
He's also written for NY Times, Paris Review Daily, Vice, Spin, The Independent (UK), Salon, Artforum, and elsewhere.
Born in South Africa, he moved to the US as a child. He lives in
New York and Istanbul, and travels widely with his girlfriend, a food writer.