Goodbye, Things

Goodbye, Things

The New Japanese Minimalism

Book - 2017
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"Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo--he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn't absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki's humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism's potential."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780393609035
Characteristics: 259 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm


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Nov 12, 2017

Found this book interesting, but there are times disappointing. For me, he seems to be endorsing products mentioning brand names. However, a good book to read to see a different view on minimalism.

Sep 18, 2017

An honest, sometimes funny (maybe unintentionally), and practical guide to minimalism.

Jul 31, 2017

Loved the book. It inspired me. While still reading it, I removed half of my clothes from my closet.
Even the writing style is minimalistic. The chapters are short and well organized.

Jul 28, 2017

Great book on how to achieve minimalism in a way that works for you. Also discusses all of the unexpected benefits of having less stuff.

A little repetitive in parts, but still a good read.

AL_WINNIE Jul 15, 2017

A unique view of minimalism from a man's perspective.  Easy and encouraging tips on how to own less and live a more fulfilled life. I loved this book!

May 22, 2017

I liked this minimalism book very much. The hardcover book I borrowed had pictures of different Japanese minimalists. Author Fumio Sasaki included several sections of different topics for his life changing journey and how to apply minimalism in your life if it's something you are considering. He had some great "lists" to read through for different valid points. One example was how you shouldn't worry about what others think of you as long as you are happy.

May 04, 2017

Another exploration of minimalism, but in addition to the basics, the author includes a number of interesting points focusing on how we create a story with our possessions to impress others, as well as the idea that the things we own are constantly whispering messages to us that can impact us negatively.


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