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  • Published: 11 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141986388
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

Goodbye, Things

On Minimalist Living




The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows how living with the bare minimum leads to a happier life

'Throw it away now. It'll be your start of everything...'

Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert. He's just a regular guy who was stressed at work, insecure, and constantly comparing himself to others - until one day he decided to throw away everything he didn't feel like he truly needed, including books, clothes, musical instruments, furniture and gadgets. While this process wasn't easy, the benefits were instantaneous and absolutely remarkable: without all his stuff, Sasaki finally felt true freedom, peace of mind, and a new kind of happiness.

Goodbye, Things explores why we measure our worth by the things we own and how minimalism will not only transform our space but truly enrich our lives. Along the way, Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering tips on the minimizing process and revealing the profound ways in which he has changed since he got rid of everything he didn't truly need. As he explains, if he can do it, we all can.

  • Published: 11 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141986388
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

Praise for Goodbye, Things

Meet the new king of decluttering... Sasaki inhabits the radical wing of the Japanese decluttering movement, being a self-described "minimalist" whose method makes Kondo look demurely centrist by comparison

Richard Lloyd Parry, The Times

Take your spring cleaning to the next level with Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki. A best-seller in Japan, this book uncovers why we want to own more than we need, what this mentality does to our wellbeing and how we can live better by owning less

Parade

The minimalism movement has become quite popular lately, but Japanese editor Fumio Sasaki's story of how he found greater happiness by giving up his possessions is more than just another piece of grist for the mill... the ideas and concepts are presented in a way that is both motivating and adaptable. Including photos and a list of tips, the book is physically beautiful (and minimal), as well as a fascinating read

Malcolm Avenue Review

In Goodbye, Things, Fumio Sasaki shares the lessons he learned by going minimalist... 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

Heeseung Kim, Cosmopolitan

If you've ever felt bogged down by all of the things filling your life up with clutter then this is the book for you

The Daily Want

In a time of rampant consumerism, a new movement is preaching an alternative path -- one that banishes all but the most fundamental and enriching consumer products from our lives. In Goodbye, Things, Fumio Sasaki recounts his conversion from reckless hoarder to hyper-mindful consumer, and offers advice to those seeking the same simple happiness that he found in minimalism

Gear Patrol

Decluttering has become the holy grail of modern lifestyle in recent years... now extreme minimalist Fumio Sasaki looks set to take the Kondo crown with his book Goodbye, Things

Daily Mail

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