Top positive review
A fast and delightful read that covers the KonMari basics
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2018
I'm a big fan of Marie Kondo. I think the most revolutionary idea she has is one that is often overlooked: she has given people (especially women) permission to figure out what makes you happy and get rid of what doesn't. It's hard to believe how many of us (especially women) live lives encumbered by the "shoulds" of others, while totally ignoring our own preferences, and I think this book is another great example of that.
Please note, I'm not a hardcore Konvert - I've done things a bit more gradually than she prescribes... but her philosophies have really changed how I see my material things, and her books provide wonderful inspiration for anyone creating a home. Historically, I struggled with letting go of items because of the emotional significance attached to them, and this manga tells a very sweet story of Marie Kondo helping a young woman with that same struggle. I read this after having already read the first two, so while it wasn't "new" to me, it was really delightful. It's a lot more concise than "Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and "Spark Joy" (both of which I really enjoyed, mind you), which means it is a great read for people who are pressed for time (or don't love reading longer books, or want to offer someone a quick intro to the method); it covers the essentials of the KonMari method and uses the visuals and narrative format to give some extra punch to the advice