The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo audiobook

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

By Marie Kondo
Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781494508944

  • ISBN: 9781494508944

Runtime: 4.83 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Bestseller

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

An Audible.com bestseller

An iBooks bestseller

A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Top Selection for Best Audiobooks

An Amazon Best Book of 2014 in Craft, Home & Garden

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Barnes & Noble Editor’s Recommendation

A Library Journal Editor’s Pick of Most Borrowed Bestsellers

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house "spark joy" (and which don't), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo's newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic. The New York Times
“Narrator Emily Woo Zeller captures the voice of author Marie Kondo so perfectly that it’s as if the Japanese de-cluttering guru is speaking in person. Zeller uses delightful character voices during quotes from Kondo’s clients, conveys the wry humor in how tidying can actually change your life, and evokes a Zen-like quality to the advice on letting clutter go with gratitude. Zeller expertly conveys the author’s obsession with tidying, along with her self-effacing humor and nonjudgmental outlook…This audiobook is perfect for listeners looking for inspiration as well as those who enjoy Japanese culture. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“[This] mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world.” Good Housekeeping (UK)
“The Japanese expert’s ode to decluttering is simple and easy to follow.” Vogue
“Kondo challenges you to ask yourself whether each object you have is achieving a purpose. Is it propelling you forward or holding you in the past?” USA Today
”A brief and bracing practical guide.” Financial Times (London)
“Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic.” New York Times
“[It is] enough to salute Kondo for her recognition of something quietly profound: that mess is often about unhappiness and that the right kind of tidying can be a kind of psychotherapy for the home as well as for the people in it…Its strength is its simplicity.” Times (London)
“Advocates an approach that enables you to make your living space more livable and teaches you how keep it that way. An artful tidying plan.” Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Marie Kondo

Author Bio: Marie Kondo

Marie “KonMari” Kondo runs an acclaimed consulting business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. She has been featured on more than thirty major Japanese television and radio programs and in the Sunday Times, Red magazine, You magazine, the New York Times, USA Today, NPR’s Here & Now, Slate, Family Circle, and the London Times, who has deemed her “Japan’s preeminent guru of tidiness, a warrior princess in the war on clutter.”

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English