Spark Joy by Marie Kondo audiobook

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

By Marie Kondo
Read by Sumalee Montano

Random House Audio
5.53 Hours 1
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Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life. Includes a bonus PDF with instructional illustrations

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A New York Times Bestseller

A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life. Includes a bonus PDF with instructional illustrations

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a cult. A totally reasonable, scary cult that works, doesn’t kill people (a bonus), but does drastically change your life. In this case — for the better. Buzzfeed
The most organized woman in the world. PureWow
. . . a literal how-to-heave-ho, and I recommend it for anyone who struggles with the material excess of living in a privileged society. (Thanks to Ms. Kondo, I kiss my old socks goodbye.) ... To show you how serious my respect for Ms. Kondo is: if I ever get a tattoo, it will say, Spark Joy! Jamie Lee Curtis, TIME 
Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic. The New York Times
"From the perfect underwear drawer, to how to store socks, Marie Kondo is helping the world to properly (and lovingly) store their most beloved possessions, one fold at a time. Bustle
. . . her voice . . . is by turns stern and enchanted, like a fairy godmother for socks. The Wall Street Journal
Reading it, you glimpse a glittering mental freedom from the unread/uncrafted/unworn, buyer’s remorse, the nervous eyeing of real estate listings. Life’s overwhelm, conquered.   The Atlantic 
Kondo challenges you to ask yourself whether each object you have is achieving a purpose. Is it propelling you forward or holding you in the past? USA Today
Its strength is its simplicity.  The London Times
Kondo's method really can change your life — if you let it. TODAY.com 
All hail the new decluttering queen Marie Kondo, whose mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world . . . one proper clear out is all you need for the rest of your life. Good Housekeeping (UK)
"I can only describe the way I felt afterward as an organizational high. I had a sense of being more in control of my life than I ever had before, which inspired me to maintain the order in the months that followed. Not bad for a Sunday afternoon. In Style
"Kondo’s way of anthropomorphizing belongings and paying them the respect of taking them out of the closet for a proper dismissal makes a big difference. . . . consider me a Konvert. Chloe Malle, Vogue.com
"I'm an evangelist for Marie Kondo, the Japanese organizational guru whose unique tidying techniques have become a worldwide sensation. I've read both of her books and completed the full decluttering/reorganizing program in six months. In the last year, it has been my favorite thing to bring up to my friends, co-workers, heck, even distant cousins. I am obsessed, because it really has transformed my living space and shattered many of my bad habits related to tidying. PopSugar
Just in time to make good on your New Year’s vow to get organized. The Washington Post
New York Times Best Seller
“The organization expert who dazzled the world with her Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is back with more spirit-rousing advice.” People
". . .perhaps the world’s only decluttering celebrity. The New York Times
. . . the organization expert who dazzled the world with her Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is back with more spirit-rousing advice. People
If you wanted more from her first book, this is what you've been waiting for. MindBodyGreen
In her new organizational how-to book, Kondo's mission is to help us identify what brings joy while simultaneously cultivating more of it. Los Angeles Times
"If the first book was merely an introduction to Kondo’s radical philosophy, known as the KonMari method, the new one goes deep into the details . . . the result is inescapable: a home, and a vision of life, that truly sparks joy. ArchitecturalDigest.com
“In her new organizational how-to book, Kondo’s mission is to help us identify what brings joy while simultaneously cultivating more of it.” Los Angeles Times
“If the first book was merely an introduction to Kondo’s radical philosophy, known as the KonMari method, the new one goes deep into the details…The result is inescapable: a home, and a vision of life, that truly sparks joy.” Architectural Digest
“If you wanted more from her first book, this is what you’ve been waiting for.” MindBodyGreen.com
“Just in time to make good on your New Year’s vow to get organized.” Washington Post
“Sumalee Montano’s soothing narration beautifully complements Japanese organizing expert Marie Kondo’s Zen-like approach to decluttering homes…Montano’s calm voice exudes the peaceful and contemplative mood that is necessary for successful decluttering. Her purposeful pacing and pauses convey the typical participant’s hesitation or bewilderment as he or she decides which items to keep and which to discard. A subsequent lightness in Montano’s tone marks the participant’s eventual sense of relief at saying goodbye to items that do not—as Kondo says—‘spark joy.’ Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Marie Kondo

Author Bio: Marie Kondo

Marie “KonMari” Kondo runs an acclaimed consulting business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. She has been featured on more than thirty major Japanese television and radio programs and in the Sunday Times, Red magazine, You magazine, the New York Times, USA Today, NPR’s Here & Now, Slate, Family Circle, and the London Times, who has deemed her “Japan’s preeminent guru of tidiness, a warrior princess in the war on clutter.”

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English