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

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

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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.

Inside this Instaread:

  • 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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    isa1983 USA 02-23-15
    isa1983 USA 02-23-15 Member Since 2012

    Isa

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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.

    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-05-15
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    "Get the Kindle book or hard copy instead!"
    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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dale Dreher 04-20-15
    Dale Dreher 04-20-15 Member Since 2013

    Husband and Father of 2 boys, live in Los Angeles, been listening to books on tape for decades, mostly non-fiction.

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    "Super useful philosophy!"

    Now I must hear the source book!
    Better than I expected, inspiring!
    This is a philosophy which I can apply to other areas of my life too!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. Bohrer 06-07-15
    M. Bohrer 06-07-15
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    "Great synopsis."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great "cliff notes" take on the Kon Mari method.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Concise, condensed take on the original book.


    Which character – as performed by Jason P. Hilton – was your favorite?

    N/A


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it is only 15 min long.


    Any additional comments?

    Great for those who don't want to slog through her full book and just want a quick up take on her method.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bibi sterling San Diego, CA, United States 05-07-15
    bibi sterling San Diego, CA, United States 05-07-15
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    "15 minutes gave me a boost"

    I've been struggling with too much stuff and with being and remaining organized forever. Was a bit afraid of the whole book because reviews said she suggests doing this all at once, which sounded overwhelming to me. This 15 minute review got me started, I have a pile of 2 tops and 15 books in my goodwill pile from the 15 minute version. I'm going to go on to the full book with the hopes I can really make more impact. Tough because my husband holds on to stuff as much or more than I do. How to find my stuff buried behind his stuff, hmmmm....

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sam Francis Los Angeles, CA 05-12-16
    Sam Francis Los Angeles, CA 05-12-16
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    "Enjoyable Read & Analysis"

    The basic principle about sorting for joy is incredibly insightful and valuable. Author could expand by offering practical suggestions on how to store kept items.

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    Amazon Customer 03-12-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Great Summary"

    Loved it! I really appreciated the summary hitting very important high points of the book. It was like having a sample of a great recipe, you want more..

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    Mark 02-29-16
    Mark 02-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A useful introduction."

    I get the feel of the book and many key concepts and approaches. Worth a try.

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    Sean 02-20-16
    Sean 02-20-16
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    "summary vs analysis"

    I thought this would be mostly summary... but over 50% of this is just the instaread author's personal analysis of the book. no offense but I would rather hear more of the actual content from the book and form my own opinion after hearing it.

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    Ken Wells Alpharetta, GA 30009 12-12-15
    Ken Wells Alpharetta, GA 30009 12-12-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Pretty good summary. Needs editing"

    Needs to edit out some needless meandering. And this writer goes on a bit here and there with some additional comparative observations.

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    "very concise"

    good summary, could have done with a bit more detail, and it was quite a clinical presentation. I understand the principles of the technique but it hasn't inspired me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rizwan Moid
    2/27/16
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    "Very limited"

    Save your money, getting better and more detailed information on YouTube.

    The author is not a fan, and whilst I appreciate cynicism and an analysis there is no apparent interest in the subject matter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sewell71
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    "got to buy the full book"

    Excellent listen. MK ia able to put things in such a factual way. book ordered

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