Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

I absolutely loved the manga version of Marie Kondo's tidying up book.  The foundation and steps for achieving what she calls the "magic" of tidying up are all present in a condensed and easy to read and understand format.

I love how the book uses a very appealing format for teens to introduce younger readers to the concept but I also enjoyed it myself; it's great for those who are short on time (or lack the focus to read a book).  Marie herself stars in this book, as she helps someone work through the tidying process (often referred to as the KonMari method).

Loved the illustrations (including how to properly fold things).  While there were still elements of eastern philosophy and religion that I don't espouse, I found those elements much less obvious in the manga form of the book.  There is still plenty of worthwhile information that anyone could benefit from. What a great way to get younger people on board with a more simplistic lifestyle. The manga version also makes for a very quick and easy reference when you need a refresher about the KonMari steps.

The fictionalized story was so fun, I'm hoping there'll be a sequel so we can find out the rest of that story!  My 12 year old snatched up the book as soon as I had completed it and I look forward to helping her put the tips into practice.  If you haven't read any of Marie Kondo's books, this would be a great way to get started!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up from Blogging for Books for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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