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 of mind, and appreciation for the present moment.

Goodbye, Things explores why we measure our worth by the things we own and how the new minimalist movement will not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. Along the way, Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering tips on the minimizing process and revealing the profound ways he has changed since he got rid of everything he didn’t need. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.

Title:Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780393609035
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About Fumio Sasaki

Fumio Sasaki is the former co-editor-in-chief of Wani Books, and lives in a 215-square-foot apartment in Tokyo, furnished with a small wooden box, a desk, and a roll-up futon pad.


    Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism Reviews

  • 7jane

    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 ap...

  • Trish

    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 v...

  • Justin Tate

    I’m now a minimalist....

  • Joseph

    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 ...

  • Paul Secor

    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 pho...

  • T for Tongue-tied

    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 ad...

  • Nguy?n Quang V?

    Đầu tiên phải nói về cái Tít. Quyển này có tên tiếng Nhựt Bổn là: "ぼくたちに、もうモノは必要ない。 断捨離からミニマリストへ". Đương nhiên là t...

  • Alice

    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 ...

  • Darwin8u

    “Minimalism is built around the idea that there’s nothing that you’re lacking.” ― Fumio Sasaki, Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese MinimalismI wasn't a fan of the writing. Perhaps, I went in ...

  • Kathryn

    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 lifes...