The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

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 r...

Details The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

TitleThe Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up
Release DateJul 4th, 2017
PublisherTen Speed Press
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Nonfiction, Graphic Novels, Self Help, Comics, Cultural, Japan, Adult, Reference, Graphic Novels Comics, Productivity

Reviews The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    This book was sooooooooooooo cute =)And I did actually learn some tidbits of information about getting rid of stuff. I have been getting rid of stuff for some time now but it never seems to make a difference. And I have recently started getting rid of books I'm not going to read again so it's making more room! Chiaki is the girl in this book and boy is she a hoarder! But I thought Chiaki and Marie had a good time tidying up and setting priorities...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    The KonMari Method of household organization has been bantered about amongst my friends for the last year, but I had not read the book until now. This graphic novel is a super cute, appealing way of presenting the valuable information to all ages. I read it fast, went back to reread sections and I love the illustrations. I have never even looked at a graphic novel before, and I was pleasantly surprised by how fun this one is. The techniques make ...
  • Cyndi
    I read KonMari’s book, The Magic of Tidying and it was excellent! This one added more info and was even more helpful. The visual in the manga art was very useful. Gotta admit, though that I skipped the tidying of books a bit. Clothes? No prob. Movies? Yep. Music? Pshaw! But, books? ✨Joy! ✨Joy! ✨Joy! Oh well. 🤷🏼♀ I read KonMari’s book, The Magic of Tidying and it was excellent! This one added more info and was even more helpfu...
  • Rose
    Quick review for a quick read. I could say that my initial reaction upon finishing this book was "ERMAHGARD, THIS IS SO CUTE AND INFORMATIVE AND I CAN'T DEAL, AND KONMARI REALLY DOES LOOK LIKE A FAIRY! GAAAAAAAAAHHHH!" But then that really would only scratch the surface of the amount of joy that I received from this book. It's a cute story that takes many of the principles from Marie Kondo's "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and puts it in ...
  • Anki
    So, I have somewhat mixed feelings about this book. First, the positives: this is a sweet story that provides an accessible example of what the KonMari method is and how to apply it in your life. There isn't really any new information here per se, but presenting the information in a story format helps readers see how the KonMari method works. Having examples like this can be incredibly useful, and like I said, the story is cute.That said, I canno...
  • Renégade ♥
    4 starsThis was a cute, fun read.It piqued my curiosity, held my interest, and didn't take long to finish.Ms. Kondo put forth some interesting ideas and helpful suggestions re: tidying up.And, yes, she totally goes there regarding all the books I... I mean, Chiaki has.*ahem*Which are still some of the hardest things in the world for me to let go of... (view spoiler)[Uh... sorry. Just had a moment there... (hide spoiler)]Shocking, I know.["br"]>["...
  • Hana Bilqisthi
    Seru dan relatable..semoga bisa beberes kamar juga. Makasih google books untuk diskon 75%nya 😊
  • Amanda
    When I heard there was a manga version of this book, I was very intrigued. It was a cute refresher on tidying and makes me want to do another round. I’m still keeping all my unread books though. :P
  • Lauren
    Konmari revolution - in manga! All the same concepts and categories, and the visual book format was fun to read. People read books like this for inspiration, and it worked! I am konmari-ing my bookshelves and office now. Spark joy!
  • Julie
    This was insightful. Honestly I want to get rid of all the unnecessary junk in my room because I'm always a mess. I haven't started yet so maybe I'll update later on if it worked or not.
  • Milliebot
    2.5 starsThis review and others posted over at my blog. I don’t normally read these type of lifestyle books and a manga edition was probably the only way I was ever going to pick up this book.It’s a cute comic (fyi: it’s not set up in traditional manga style, you read this from front to back and left to right, or it won’t make much sense lol) and I enjoyed the art style. Marie organizes the book by category of items – the way she belie...
  • Mehsi
    It is time to tidy up your life! Well, if you are such a terrible case as Chiaki is. :PI already knew about the normal book, and I even tried it, but it just wasn't for me. So when I saw there was a manga for the book, I was curious, but also hesitant. I read a sample online and well, I couldn't resist. The art was fun, the story seemed interesting, and I wanted to know if garbage-dump-living Chiaki could change her way.Chiaki is really terrible ...
  • Ilinalta
    As a hoarder and someone who stores things never to be seen again, a lot of these lessons and the things the main character was going through related to me. As I read through the book I would groan and say "ahhh, I have the same issue too," It's definitely a book I would recommend to people since we all seem to have issues with materials and simple tidying up. The idea of spark joy is one I'll keep in mind as I go about my daily life now.
  • Shanley
    I have an annual tradition of reading "the life changing magic of tidying up" (yeah i'm crazy), but this manga was a nice substitute this year to give me the organizing pick-me-up that I needed. I don't know what it is about KonMari but she has some kind of magic fairy dust strangle-hold over me. I can't get enough of her.
  • Katie
    I couldn't get through Marie Kondo's other books, but I love this manga version! It is funny and provides good tips without being repetitive. I think illustrating Kondo's ideas works beautifully.
  • Sách Chuyền Tay
    Chưa thấy tình yêu dành cho chị gái nào lớn như tình yêu của mình dành cho chị Kon Mari. Đã đành đọc cuốn tiếng việt lại yêu chị tới mức đọc manga và giờ đọc/nghe sang cả cuốn Spark Joy (không biết đã có ai dịch chưa).Chuẩn bị dịch ra tiếng việt bản manga chia sẻ cho mọi người. Có bạn nào từng làm manga pm mình nha, mình không biết làm.Sky
  • Bill
    I haven't read the original book and I enjoyed this format since it was a fast read and exactly the amount of time I was willing to devote to the subject. Some of the advice seems sensible but I couldn't take the personification of objects seriously. However, I did appreciate that the protagonist learns to not just do everything "for the time being." Very relatable. Now I just need to tidy up.
  • Colona Public Library
    I've been moving out of my house into a new one and I've been ordering some storage/de-cluttering books and this one has been the most helpful and inspiring! I've taken some pictures of the folding portions and some quotes. The main idea is that if your items don't spark joy then it's time to get rid of them. There are some other tips in the book too that have really helped me like go through all your stuff by category instead of by room, folding...
  • Lindsay
    So I've never read the original and skipped over the cheesy romance side story, but this is pretty sound practice. Though I pretty much do all this stuff already, so I'm basically Marie Kondo. I prefer the moniker Lindsay the Destroyer.
  • Anidos
    So good. So relatable. So applicable. I guess I'll start with my bookshelf!Four spark-joy stars!
  • Alexa
    I got rid of like 80% of my wardrobe, folded by shirts into little packages and stored them upright in a drawer, cleaned out my kitchen closet filled with one-use appliances that I hadn't touched in years, and thanked each item as I donated or trashed it. 10/10 even more effective than the book. This one has handy folding illustrations!
  • Jocilyn
    I read this title out of curiosity as non-fictional manga so rarely get picked up for translation. I admit to feeling more than a little let down. KonMarie comes off as a condescending guru. Her philosophy seems to be rooted in some neo-Shinto transcendental one-size-fits-all approach that feels problematic in application. Also her broken logic that feeling empowered by tidying up will somehow translate into confidence with dating is unsettling. ...
  • Patricia
    I tried the famous book from Marie Kondo, a long long time ago. I felt like she was a bit too intense on certain aspects and also I felt like she was in a "higher" place, to be honest, I felt the tone was a bit condescending.But, but, but...Am I a 2 years old? Do I need drawings to capt my attention? Well it seems like it because after reading the manga version I understand it all! It makes so much sense, it was a fun, fresh, fullfilling and insp...
  • Irma Agsari
    Jadi, waktu itu habis baca buku ini tibalah seluruh pesanan harbolnasku dari salah satu toko buku online (stres nggak kalo gini) (kobaran semangat decluttering seketika hampir sirna). On a more serious note, this is an important read for those who think it's okay to have a lot of stuffs as long as your space looks tidy by keeping them in boxes/cardboards--and too lazy to read the life-changing magic of tidying up--the manga version is quite great...
  • Vanya Prodanova
    Мангата е толкова сладка, повече от самата книга, тъй като в нея има визиуално представяне как се сгъват и подреждат нещата. Няма място да разбереш нещо грешно. :РОтделно всичко е в сбит, кратък и много прилежен вид, подредено в глави. Всеки обожава...
  • Mary-Stuart Murray
    Oh my goodness! A short but so very sweet manga based off of Marie Kondo's book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up". I was hesitant to read her whole book, and this manga was the perfect summary... combined with a cute story to help get me invested. I really want to go and clean my room now. And I think I will!
  • Brittany
    I really clicked with this concept and am currently in the process of Konmari-ing my apartment. <3
  • Beau Hall
    Great book! quick and fun and informative, and now its time to go clean!
  • Chelsey
    Really helpful strategies, presented in a fun way through easy-to-follow manga. I'm looking forward to trying these out (though I might skip the whole "thanking" bit..).