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Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Book Review


'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up' by Marie Kondo is both the method and story of an attractive Japanese woman who comes to people's homes and makes them clean up their mess. 

I'd say there is a lot of good in this book like organizing your junk in categories and keeping in your life only what gives you joy.  The idea of not giving your junk away because other people don't want it any more than you do is a great point.

On the other hand, this is a book written by someone who sees clients that have enough money to afford someone coming to their home and instructing them on how to clean up. I can tell you I'm not in that demographic.

Further, she advocates throwing out items that one may, and in some cases will, need later. One major point is that throwing out books is encouraged when there are perfectly good things to do with them. The fact that you haven't read them is not thought of as a good reason for keeping them bothers me. 

All and all this book was a good read. It was reasonably on topic and helpful. Books like this often delve deeply into the life of the author and this book is guilty of that, but it's not bothersome.

I would recommend this book to it's demographic but not as much to the general public.

Who should read this book? Folks with money.

Books read: 30 of 5000

Pages 213

Pages Read for 'The 5,000 Project' 7,216