Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

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 change his life by reducing his possessions to the bare minimum. The benefits were instantaneous and absolutely remarkable: without all his ?stuff,? Sasaki finally felt true freedom, peace o Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert; he?s just a regular guy who was stressed at work, insecur...

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Title:Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
Author:Fumio Sasaki
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Genres:Nonfiction
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism Reviews

  • lauren
    May 23, 2017
    I hate-read this book for fun. I don't aspire to minimalism, but I would like to get rid of a lot of the stuff in my life. I got a bit out of reading the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and was expecting more along those lines. This book however made Marie Kondo seem like a very rea...
  • Joseph
    Oct 24, 2017
    Picked this up as a $1.99 audible book. I have been a minimalist so sorts for quite a while. In the Marines I could pack up everything I owned into two sea bags. Married, a kid, college (books) and I kind of lost it. Now with a life I could pack into a midsize hatchback (with a bik...
  • Dillon
    Apr 21, 2017
    Someone I follow closely once said that "a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." This was a good follow-up to Sprok Jay and TLMOTU, but I tend to resonate more with the messaging of the first two than this one. This book did have some good insights on...
  • Trish
    Sep 27, 2017
    Sasaki?s photographs in the beginning of this book jolt one awake to what he means by minimalism. Some people are so radical that it makes the rest of us look like hoarders. But by the end of this very simply-written and superbly-argued short book, most of the arguments we have for c...
  • Ran
    Feb 06, 2018
    This book is better than the last one I read on minimalism; but I think my complaint will forever be that these books are too long. However, I enjoyed this book more for its Japanese perspective on minimalism, and its reliance on Japanese culture for examples.* *That being said, Ste...
  • Kathryn
    May 26, 2017
    Fumio Sasaki takes minimalism to an entirely new level. I could not live in such a fundamental environment. I need beauty and plant life; my home is my sanctuary, not just a place to sleep. This lifestyle works for him and others, I am sure, but just not for me. I much prefer William M...
  • Lisa
    Mar 06, 2018
    Such a good book. This is not just about minimizing. It's about changing your whole mind frame about your stuff and stuff in general. You can also replace the word "stuff" for the word "life" in that last sentence. Since this is a book about minimalism, I don't want to be too wordy. I ...
  • Cheryl
    Feb 11, 2018
    More memoir than self-help, actually, as so much of what he says does *not* apply universally. And all his 'research' is just reported, there are no notes, bibliography, etc. Given that, he's got some great insights here. And each reader will find different bits of value to him or h...
  • T for Tongue-tied
    Jul 06, 2017
    I've decided not to rate this book as it seems wrong to me to put other people's views into a 5 star system, however different they may be from mine. I don't necessarily agree with the logic behind adopting the philosophy of spareness but I see why it can be appealing to those who've m...
  • Kelli
    Apr 09, 2018
    I?m not interested in becoming this extreme of a minimalist, nor did this book hold my attention, though I did finish it. This is super extreme...as in you only need one fork and nothing on the walls, as in you don?t need chairs if you ?host? your friends at a local restaurant ...
  • Philippe
    Aug 15, 2017
    Recently I had a 'moment of truth'. We switched houses after almost 25 years at the same place. We knew the whole operation was going to be a challenge because of the thousands of books that had accumulated in that period. However, it turned out the books were easy enough. What really ...
  • Paul Secor
    Dec 08, 2017
    Some thoughts on Goodbye, Things: Mr. Sasaki writes about minimalism in maximalist manner. A good editor could have cut this book down to the length of a magazine article, added a few of the book's photographs, and nothing much would have been lost. In fact, the book could have almo...
  • Bach Tran Quang
    Mar 28, 2017
    M?y hm kh?ng ho?ng, ?au ??u, khng trch tr?i trch ??t, ch? t? xem l?i mnh, nh?n nh? b?n thn nh?ng ?i?u ? qun trong su?t th?i gian ??u t?t m?t t?i ? qua v ??c sch. Cu?n ny r?t th v?. Th?c ra b?n th...
  • Alice
    Mar 22, 2017
    I received an advanced copy from Goodreads, and was, to be honest, skeptical at first. Hasn't Marie Kondo already turned the minimalism trend around? Sasaki's book is his own, however. He is a humble and honest guide throughout the book. Sasaki offers insights on minimalism through his...
  • Phạm Ngọc Hà
    Aug 21, 2017
    1. Cu?n sch c?ng ? t?o ???c c?m h?ng v? m?t s? thay ??i. Th?c ra, ?y l m?t cu?n sch v? v?t ?? (tn ti?ng Anh: Things: Goodbye!). Ch? b?ng vi?c v?t ??, con ng??i c th? s?ng vui v? h?n, ti?t ki?m h?n, th?...
  • Ksenia
    Jan 22, 2017
    I've read this book in Norwegian. The English version is not available just yet, so I chose to read in Norwegian. It can be divided in two parts: useful and not useful. Tips are okay and interesting and rewarding to follow. As a minimalist myself, I have already tried a lot of thin...
  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Mar 14, 2018
    If you find the Konmari approach to tidying and reducing possessions a little too strict or kooky, then Goodbye, Things might be a good alternative (and a decent introduction to minimalism). I'm not a minimalist, but I'm increasingly finding that shedding my unneccesary possessions is ...
  • Kris
    Jun 06, 2017
    "For a minimalist, the objective isn't to reduce, it's to eliminate distractions so they can focus on the things that are truly important." 17. Organizing is not minimizing. 24. Let go of the idea of getting your money?s worth. 31. Think of stores as your personal warehouses. 4...
  • Maureen Lo
    Jul 27, 2017
    I may declutter my wardrobe or bookshelves every now and then but I will never be a minimalist because I just love my books too much to let them go! ;) ...
  • Darwin8u
    Feb 12, 2018
    ?Minimalism is built around the idea that there?s nothing that you?re lacking.? ? Fumio Sasaki, Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism I wasn't a fan of the writing. Perhaps, I went in expecting more of a Zen minimalism asthetic. Perhaps, I am just comparing it...
  • Justin Tate
    Mar 09, 2018
    I?m now a minimalist. ...
  • Paul A.
    May 20, 2017
    The sections "The 55 tips to help you say goodbye to your things" and "the 15 more tips for the next stage of your minimalist journey" were worth the price of admission. The "before" and "after" pictures were a nice touch. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is b...
  • Deanna
    Sep 20, 2017
    The strengths of this book are in the psychological and philosophical insights and the general, sometimes practical principles of minimalist living. The author is a young single professional in Tokyo, and his chosen style of minimalism is basically monastic. But he doesn't preach t...
  • Alice Lippart
    Sep 28, 2017
    Interesting topic. Enjoyed the parts about the authors journey, but the rest felt a bit inaccessible, and got a bit boring after a while. ...
  • Ngoc Lien
    Apr 04, 2017
    ??i v?i m?t ng??i l?u luy?n k? ni?m, thch tch ?? nh? mnh th ban ??u ??c khng thch ci t? t??ng v?t ?? cho l?m. Nh?ng ??c d?n th ng?m d?n, thng no d?n:)) ??c xong rt ra l s?ng ??n gi?n cho ??i thanh th...
  • Hải Lưu
    Aug 04, 2017
    Quy?n ny nn ??c H?t m?c l?c, r?i thi! Vi?t r?t ki?u Nh?t B?n - t?c l ki?u ???NG NHIN ?NG ...
  • Amanda NEVER MANDY
    Oct 25, 2017
    **I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.** Nothing better than throwing out everything you own to make space for nothing. All you need is a bed that doubles as a couch, one set of dishes to cook and eat off of and one towel to dry said dishes and yourself off w...
  • Nguyễn Quang Vũ
    Apr 03, 2017
    ??u tin ph?i ni v? ci Tt. Quy?n ny c tn ti?ng Nh?t B?n l: "???????????????? ????????????". ???ng nhin l t? copy paste ch? hi?u ch?t li?n lun n?u khng c th?ng Google Transla...
  • Trừng Duyên
    Jan 23, 2018
    ? hay l?m, khng th?t v?ng xu no lun. Tr??c ?y c? m?i l?n chuy?n phng l ph?i 20 chuy?n xe my d cch nhau c 1-2 cy s?. Th? m?i th?y nh?c. Nhi?u l?n c ??nh chuy?n nh m do ??ng ?? nn ng?i c?c. Thi, kh...
  • 7jane
    Jul 06, 2017
    I've read a couple of books on minimalist lifestyle, and this is one of the best in my opinion. I especially like that all the photos included with the book are at the start, helps to make the book appealing. You can see from them not only single persons, but also a couple, a family an...