The Life-changing Manga of Tidying up

The Life-changing Manga of Tidying up

A Magical Story

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"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 with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbor about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home--and life--in order. This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy. Featuring illustrations by award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto, this book also makes a great read for manga and graphic novel lovers of all ages"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, 2017
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780399580536
Characteristics: 187 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Uramoto, Yuko
Call Number: 648 KON


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katbee Jul 01, 2017

I couldn't get through Marie Kondo's other books, but I love this manga version! It is funny and provides good tips without being repetitive. I think illustrating Kondo's ideas works beautifully.

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Nov 27, 2017

Much easier to swallow than the oh-so-pious original book. I don't have the joy of socks in my heart, but as a Virgo, I appreciate tidiness. Now if only I could convince the other house folks of it's importance...

Oct 17, 2017

I read her original book before reading this. It's my first Manga book and I enjoyed reading it because it was easy to read and I was able to get through the book quickly. I still recommend her original book if you need more details on how to clean and organize your home so it sparks joy for you.

PimaLib_LoisM Oct 04, 2017

Need to declutter? Don't have time to read Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up? Try the manga version! The cute illustrations and storyline will inspire you to get rid of your piles of unnecessary belongings in a flash. Folding illustrations are included for how to beautifully put away the things you own that do spark joy in your life.

Cynthia_N Oct 04, 2017

A graphic version of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This was just as good as the regular version. A quick read and it covers all the basic concepts!!

Aug 21, 2017

I love manga. I love Konmari. This book is fantastic. A cute story, and a good visual guide to the Konmari method of tidying.

I'm only not giving it 5 stars for two reasons:

1st, I think it should be longer with just a bit more detail. I finished it so quickly!

2nd, I was disappointed that the English version was not published in standard manga style, which is right-to-left, but instead they did left-to-right comic book style (comic books like Marvel are not the same as manga!). I think they did this because they thought a lot of people reading it are not regular manga readers and would be confused. However, I think it would be better in right-to-left and feel more authentic. It's pretty easy to get used to.

Overall, I really enjoyed it! Even if I don't buy everything she says, I've learned a lot from Konmari and I think she can teach a lot about feeling content with your belongings.

katbee Jul 01, 2017

I couldn't get through Marie Kondo's other books, but I love this manga version! It is funny and provides good tips without being repetitive. I think illustrating Kondo's ideas works beautifully.


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