A 15-Minute Summary & Analysis of Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

  • by Instaread
  • Narrated by Jason P. Hilton
  • 0 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: A 15-minute summary & analysis.
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Summary of entire book
Introduction to the important people in the book
Analysis of the themes, important people, and author's style
Preview of this Instaread summary:
Marie Kondo is a Japanese consultant specializing in tidying. In The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Kondo shares her simple method of tidying along with a wealth of insights into clutter, including what causes it and what types exist. Kondo also shares her own personal history and how that history led her to develop and refine her tidying method, referred to throughout the book as the KonMari Method....
People are not formally taught how to tidy, and many have difficulty learning as adults, resulting in homes that are cluttered. The KonMari Method substitutes for the class on tidying never offered at school, from which many could have benefited....
Tidying has benefits that go beyond the pleasure a person takes in an ordered household. In fact tidying can be life-changing, as it gives a person skills that are transferable to other life realms, such as occupations and relationships....


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Summarized the book jacket, that's it

I didn't feel enough was provided in this summary, at least nothing that could not be gleaned from the books own summary available on Amazon for free. I expected a pared down, no fluff version of the exact tidying method that I could use to get started while I listen to the actual audiobook of the real book. This book just reiterated the bits you'd already know from reading a few reviews on Amazon and the book's own summary. Skip it.
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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Having a different narrator, for one!

What could Instaread have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The book is so much better with a lively performance by a good female speaker.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Listening a man, dryly narrate Marie Kondo's method was simply uninteresting.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No, not in my opinion.

Any additional comments?

None, I'll be requesting a refund

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-13-2015
  • Publisher: Instaread