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
Description: 187 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399580536
Branch Call Number: Kond


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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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