The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author and lifestyle/cleaning guru 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.

Praise

Previous praise for Marie Kondo:

". . . the organization expert who dazzled the world. . ." 
-- People

"Just in time to make good on your New Year’s vow to get organized." 
-- The Washington Post

". . .perhaps the world’s only decluttering celebrity."
-- The New York Times

". . .Marie Kondo is helping the world to properly (and lovingly) store their most beloved possessions, one fold at a time."
-- Bustle

"To show you how serious my respect for Ms. Kondo is: if I ever get a tattoo, it will say, Spark Joy!" 
-- Jamie Lee Curtis, TIME 

"The most organized woman in the world." 
-- PureWow

". . . her voice . . . is by turns stern and enchanted, like a fairy godmother for socks." 
-- The Wall Street Journal

"Kondo's method really can change your life — if you let it." 
-- TODAY.com 

"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

"Its strength is its simplicity." 
-- The London Times

Spark Joy

Marie Kondo’s unique KonMari Method of tidying up is nothing short of life-changing—and her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has become a worldwide sensation. In Spark Joy, Kondo presents… More

Spark Joy

Marie Kondo’s unique KonMari Method of tidying up is nothing short of life-changing—and her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has become a worldwide sensation. In Spark Joy, Kondo presents… More