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DetailsA combination of tiny homes and a love of stylish homeware has left Japanese people hungry for advice on organization, decluttering and tidying up. Indeed, in this era of mass consumption, we are all drowning in 'stuff', despite our best efforts to keep on top of the clutter that collects in our homes, our office spaces and even our cars. All this clutter causes us mental anguish, however, as we all know, throwing things away can be difficult - it clashes with the values instilled in us from an early age of not wasting things, reusing items and keeping things 'for a rainy day' - simply put, we feel guilty about getting rid of things. Enter Nagisa Tatsumi and her bold suggestion - that it's OK to throw stuff away.Tatsumi's book 'Suteru Gijyutsu' or the Art of Discarding, was a sensation when it was published in Japan, selling 1 million copies in the first six months after publication in 2. In it, she argues that we need to learn to let go and tackles head-on the psychological issues that people have with getting rid of things, in particular a reluctance to discard things 'just in case', the desire to hoard things and guilt about getting rid of things that were given as gifts.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born near Tokyo in 1965, Nagisa Tatsumi is a Japanese author, journalist and commentator. She published the original edition of the Art of Discarding as Suteru! Gijutsu in Japan in 2000 where it became an overnight sensation. It has since become a million copy international bestseller and was the inspiration for Marie Kondo's the Life Changing Magic of Tidying.
SKU Code PRK B 3913 Weight in Kg 0.3000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9781473665620 Author Name Nagisa Tatsumi Publisher Name HODDER AND STOUGHTON