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I wanted to love this book. I really did. And I tried. But it doesn't meet the standard that Francine Jay set for herself with her previous two books. While the writing is abnormally eloquent for a minimalist book and it's a pleasant read overall, there just plain isn't enough detail or enough information for this book to stand alone. I would only recommend this book as a refresher to someone who is already familiar with minimalism/decluttering and just needs a little something to get back on track. The chapters are short, and maddeningly vague. The decluttering section doesn't have enough detail to be helpful to a complete beginner.
The section about being eco-friendly is a failure. The author tries to be sensitive to the modern working person's needs, but her radical views that you should horribly inconvenience yourself to reduce your carbon emissions still come through. The suggestions after "get rid of your car" (because she clearly doesn't comprehend the plight of a working class person with a daily commute) are, again, too vague to be useful, like "clean your house with vinegar" or outright bad advice like "wash your hair with castile soap." Castile soap is one of the worst things you can put in your hair!
I was too annoyed about the ridiculous eco-friendly chapter to bother finishing the book.