The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows how living with the bare minimum leads to a happier life.
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. Goodbye, Things was published in Japan in 2015 and has sold more than 150,000 copies.
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 *
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 *
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 *
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 *
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 *