Goodbye, Things (audiobook)

The New Japanese Minimalism

Translated by Eriko Sugita
4.5 hrs • 5 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 04/11/17
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 04/11/17 9781470862855
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 04/11/17 9781470862879
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 04/11/17 9781538424698
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Finalist for the 2017 Best of the Year in Self-Development

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.

Review Quotes

“Take your spring cleaning to the next level with Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki. A bestseller in Japan, this book uncovers why we want to own more than we need, what this mentality does to our well-being, and how we can live better by owning less.”


“For Sasaki, minimalism isn’t about how little you have, but how it makes you feel. Sasaki credits his minimalist lifestyle with helping him lose weight, become extroverted and proactive, and above all, feel happy and grateful for what he has.”


“Inspiring in its straightforwardness and sincerity…In the end, what matters is the thoughtfulness the book inspires.”

Apartment Therapy

“Offers consistently doable suggestions on how to pare down, with reminders that there’s no single correct answer.”

Library Journal

"[A] compulsively readable primer on living with less…The book is surprisingly intimate and often reads like a memoir posing as a self-help guide as the narrative moves between Sasaki’s search for happiness and practical ways to implement lifestyle changes…By sharing his personal story, Sasaki makes his argument all the more appealing.”

Publishers Weekly