From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and star of Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, this graphic novelization brings Kondo's life-changing tidying method to life with the fun, quirky story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo's advice and inspiration.
Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbor about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home--and life--in order. This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy. Featuring illustrations by award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto, this book also makes a great read for manga and graphic novel lovers of all ages.
A well-organized closet is the key to success in this spin-off from Kondo's wildly popular self-help book. Protagonist Chiaki is in dire need of assistance: her apartment is an ocean of clutter, and it's casting a pall over all aspects of her life. Luckily, Kondo is here to help her fold her t-shirts, toss her junk mail, discard books she's never going to read, and, in so doing, forge a path to true happiness. The "KonMari" method claims to be a form of magic that can unlock everything from promotions at one's job to romantic opportunities. This is, to put it mildly, a bit fanciful. But Kondo's organizing methods are undeniably effective, especially for anyone overwhelmed by the thought of finding a place to start tackling the mess. Uramoto's charming illustrations are flexible enough to capture both the fairylike Kondo and the true nightmare of Chiaki's living room.
Accessible format for those who don’t read often and tells a heart-warming story that inspires all to focus on joy more—all starting with tidying up.
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So good and such a clever new take on the original book. Great little story hidden within the new rules explination.