Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living

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Penguin Books Limited, Apr 11, 2017 - Self-Help - 256 pages

'Meet the new king of decluttering' - The Times

'Take your spring cleaning to the next level with Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki' - Parade

'There's happiness in having less. If you are anything like how I used to be - miserable, constantly comparing yourself with others, or just believing your life sucks - I think you should try saying goodbye to some of your things'

Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and not much else. A few years ago, he realised that owning so much stuff was weighing him down - so he started to get rid of it.

In this hit Japanese bestseller, Sasaki explores the philosophy behind minimalism and offers a set of straightforward rules - discard it if you haven't used it in a year; be a borrower; find your uniform; keep photos of the things you love - that can help all of us lead simpler, happier, more fulfilled lives.

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

This was a short book, but it could have been shorter. The author shares what he learned when he started getting rid of this things and in the process discovered the secret to happiness. I think he ... Read full review

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User Review  - prismcat - LibraryThing

Goodbye, Things...was okay. I felt that it offered more of a personal narrative than a "how-to" on the road to minimalism. There were a few decent suggestions, but many were doable only for a single ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Fumio Sasaki is the co-editor-in-chief at Wani Books and lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo, furnished with a small wooden box, a desk, and a roll-up mattress.