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Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism Audio CD – Import, 11 April 2017

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[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"

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.

-- "Cosmopolitan"

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"

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.

-- "Parade"

About the Author

Fumio Sasaki is the co-editor-in-chief at Wani Books and lives in a 215-square-foot apartment in Tokyo, furnished with a small wooden box, a desk, and a roll-up futon pad.



Keith Szarabajka has appeared in many films, including The Dark Knight, Missing, and A Perfect World, and on such television shows as The Equalizer, Angel, Cold Case, Golden Years, and Profit. Szarabajka has also appeared in several episodes of Selected Shorts for National Public Radio. He won the 2001 Audie Award for Unabridged Fiction for his reading of Tom Robbins' Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates and has won several Earphones Awards.

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Product details

  • Publisher : Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (11 April 2017)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10 : 1470862859
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1470862855
  • Item Weight : 254 g
  • Dimensions : 16.51 x 3.18 x 15.88 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Is There Happiness In Having Less?
By Abhishek Debnath on 9 March 2019
How we might clean the floor if we had an owl sculpture in the room?
Step 1: Move the owl over.
Step 2: Wipe the floor where the owl had been sitting.
Step 3: Return the owl to its original position.

And if we didn't have this statue in our home?
Step 1: Wipe the floor. Done!

This book is an ideal companion for people who've already initiated themselves into Minimalism, and a revelation for the uninitiated. With a casual but crisp voice the writer tried to establish/convay his philosophy, without importing too much "philosophy" into the discourse. This book could help the reader realize his/her true calling (and long-term happiness eventually) just by discarding/disowning the unnecessary and pointless "things" around them, which used to seize and badger their mindspace like an unwanted, long-staying guest. Are these housekeeping tips the only taking from this book? Nope. Read the book to clear your conscience, and your cupboard as well. Cheers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How Many Things Do You Own?
By june t on 18 December 2017
A good book.i have the kindle version.
Will lead you to think about all the things that you own and which ones are really important and which ones are just adding to CLUTTER and need to go.
In this age of online shopping when we r constantly bombarded by ads of sale and discount everyday,we should think before we buy.This is what I learnt.
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