Fumio Sasaki

Goodbye, Things

On Minimalist Living

  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Published: 11/04/2017
  • ISBN: 9780141986388
  • Length: 256  Pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 16mm x 129mm
  • Weight: 217g
  • RRP: £9.99

‘Meet the new king of decluttering’ – The Times
‘Take your spring cleaning to the next level with Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki’ – Parade

‘There’s happiness in having less. If you are anything like how I used to be – miserable, constantly comparing yourself with others, or just believing your life sucks – I think you should try saying goodbye to some of your things’

Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and not much else. A few years ago, he realised that owning so much stuff was weighing him down – so he started to get rid of it.

In this hit Japanese bestseller, Sasaki explores the philosophy behind minimalism and offers a set of straightforward rules – discard it if you haven’t used it in a year; be a borrower; find your uniform; keep photos of the things you love – that can help all of us lead simpler, happier, more fulfilled lives.

Meet the new king of decluttering… Sasaki inhabits the radical wing of the Japanese decluttering movement, being a self-described “minimalist” whose method makes Kondo look demurely centrist by comparison

Richard Lloyd Parry, The Times

Fumio Sasaki is the co-editor-in-chief at Wani Books and lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo, furnished with a small wooden box, a desk, and a roll-up mattress.

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