From the #1 New York Times best-selling author and lifestyle/cleaning guru Marie Kondo, this graphic novelization brings Kondo's life-changing tidying method to life with the fun, quirky story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo's advice and inspiration.Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles wi...
|Title||:||The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story Reviews
Liked it, but give up my books?!? Actually, I think I’m doing ok with getting rid of things, but maybe I will look over my stuff and consider the “joy” the things give me. Worthwhile, quick read. I liked the folding lesson. That will help re: space for clothes. 3.5 stars, rounded up because it had given me some new ideas. Recommended if you are trying to downsize.
4 Stars for the cuteness of this little Manga (not a traditional Manga, which makes sense, since it's obviously aimed at an American audience).
3.5 Stars for the content. Much of the content is very interesting, but this method of tidying up will not suit most people. I certainly understand the need to discard what doesn't suit someone anymore, to discard what no longer brings joy, and to discard items that may only be contributing to the clutter that so many of us surround ourselves with, but I ...more
Konmari revolution - in manga! All the same concepts and categories, and the visual book format was fun to read. People read books like this for inspiration, and it worked! I am konmari-ing my bookshelves and office now. Spark joy!
This was a cute, fun read.
It piqued my curiosity, held my interest, and didn't take long to finish.
Ms. Kondo put forth some interesting ideas and helpful suggestions re: tidying up.
And, yes, she totally goes there regarding all the books I... I mean, Chiaki has.
Which are still some of the hardest things in the world for me to let go of...
Uh... sorry. Just had a moment there...
Shocking, I know.
So I've never read the original and skipped over the cheesy romance side story, but this is pretty sound practice. Though I pretty much do all this stuff already, so I'm basically Marie Kondo. I prefer the moniker Lindsay the Destroyer.
Quick review for a quick read. I could say that my initial reaction upon finishing this book was "ERMAHGARD, THIS IS SO CUTE AND INFORMATIVE AND I CAN'T DEAL, AND KONMARI REALLY DOES LOOK LIKE A FAIRY! GAAAAAAAAAHHHH!"
But then that really would only scratch the surface of the amount of joy that I received from this book. It's a cute story that takes many of the principles from Marie Kondo's "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and puts it in a story-based manga format. The illustrations in i ...more
I've been moving out of my house into a new one and I've been ordering some storage/de-cluttering books and this one has been the most helpful and inspiring! I've taken some pictures of the folding portions and some quotes. The main idea is that if your items don't spark joy then it's time to get rid of them. There are some other tips in the book too that have really helped me like go through all your stuff by category instead of by room, folding techniques, and very respectful and soulful ideas ...more
When I heard there was a manga version of this book, I was very intrigued. It was a cute refresher on tidying and makes me want to do another round. I’m still keeping all my unread books though. :P