Spark Joy

Spark Joy
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Author: Marie Kondō
Pages: 291
ISBN: 9781607749721
Release: 2016
Editor: Life Changing Magic of Tidying

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Tidying expert Marie Kondo's follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations"--Provided by publisher.

Spark Joy

Spark Joy
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Author: Marie Kondo
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781473529144
Release: 2016-01-07
Editor: Random House

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Marie Kondo will help you declutter your life with her new major Netflix series Organise the World with Marie Kondo Spark Joy is an in-depth, line illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home, from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, cosmetics, shoes, bags, wallets and valuables. Charming line drawings explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets. The illustrations also show Ms Kondo’s unique folding method, clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts, trousers and jackets to skirts, socks and bras. The secret to Marie Kondo’s unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something ‘sparks joy’ and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself with things you love you will find that your whole life begins to change. Marie Kondo’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, presents her unique tidying philosophy and introduces readers to the basics of her KonMari method. It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is Marie Kondo’s in-depth tidying masterclass, focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.

Spark Joy

Spark Joy
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Author: Marie Kondo
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1785043498
Release: 2020-08-20
Editor: Vermilion

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Tidying Up with Marie Kondo The Book Collection

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo  The Book Collection
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Author: Marie Kondo
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1984857932
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Ten Speed Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discover the books that inspired the Netflix phenomenon Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, now together in a gorgeous keepsake package: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy. Japanese decluttering expert Marie Kondo has taken the world by storm with her Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Now fans can get the two books that started the movement, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, in a beautifully packaged box set that combines this philosophical wisdom, practical advice, and charming prescriptive illustrations into one master class. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is Kondo's guide to decluttering your home using her famed KonMari Method, and Spark Joy is an illustrated manual with step-by-step instructions for folding clothes and tackling messy areas of the home. With these two books, you can capture the joy of Marie Kondo's tidy lifestyle for yourself.

Life changing Magic

Life changing Magic
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Author: Marie Kondō
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780804189095
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown

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Joy at Work

Joy at Work
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Author: Marie Kondo,Scott Sonenshein
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780316423342
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Little, Brown Spark

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn't felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? These are the modern-day hazards of working, and they can slowly drain the joy from work, limit our chances of career progress, and undermine our well-being. There is another way. In Joy at Work, bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.

Kiki Jax

Kiki   Jax
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Author: Marie Kondo,Salina Yoon
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780525646280
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Crown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

International tidying superstar and New York Times bestselling author Marie Kondo brings her unique method to young readers in this charming story about how tidying up creates space for joy in all parts of your life, co-written and illustrated by beloved children’s book veteran Salina Yoon. The KonMari Method inspires a charming friendship story that is sure to spark joy! Kiki and Jax are best friends, but they couldn’t be more different. The one thing they always agree on is how much fun they have together. But when things start to get in the way, can they make space for what has always sparked joy—each other?

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
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Author: Marie Kondo
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781607747314
Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Ten Speed Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all. ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE—CNN Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
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Author: Margareta Magnusson
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781501173257
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.

Let Me Be Frank With You

Let Me Be Frank With You
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Author: Richard Ford
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781443437370
Release: 2014-11-04
Editor: Harper Collins

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A quartet of masterful novellas that returns Richard Ford to the territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the life of Frank Bascombe, hero of his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Independence Day. Richard Ford introduced the world to his protean literary everyman, Frank Bascombe, aspiring novelist turned sportswriter turned real estate agent, in his 1986 masterpiece The Sportswriter. A lapidary account of the textures, sorrows and pleasures of one man’s ordinary life, it laid the groundwork for the Pulitzer Prize–winning Independence Day, published in 1996, followed by the last novel in the Bascombe trilogy, The Lay of the Land, published in 2006. Over a period of twenty years, the Bascombe novels deepened a portrait of one of the most unforgettable characters in American fiction, and in so doing gave readers an indelible portrait of America. Now in Let Me Be Frank With You, Ford returns to the territory that established him as an Updike for the contemporary era, in a quartet of novella-length Bascombe stories, set in in the aftermath and amid the calamitous circumstances of Hurricane Sandy. Of revisiting Bascombe, Ford says, “What draws me to writing Frank Bascombe is what’s always drawn me: he’s funny (and it’s thrilling to write things that are funny), but also he offers me the chance to write into the breach between what Henry James calls ‘bliss and bale’; in my own way, to connect ‘the things that help and the things that hurt’ and to find some kind of reconciling vocabulary for both. I always think that, when I’m writing Frank Bascombe, I have the chance to write about the most important things I know, and that’s always been irresistible.” A moving, peerlessly funny odyssey through America and through the layered consciousness of one of its most compelling literary incarnations, the four stories in Let Me Be Frank With You bear Bascombe’s unmistakable and now-famous imprint: a comic sensibility at odds with the minutiae of everyday human dismay and bewilderment; a plain-spoken acuity penetrating and expressing the shared wonder of modern existence; and a mordant relish and caution for all things American.

Beyond Beautiful

Beyond Beautiful
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Author: Anuschka Rees
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780399582103
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Ten Speed Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The ultimate guide to building confidence in your body, beauty, clothes and life in an era of toxic social media-driven beauty standards. “A self-confidence bible that every woman should read.”—Caroline Dooner, author of The F*ck It Diet Empowering, insightful, and psychology-driven, Beyond Beautiful is filled with proven, no-BS strategies for proactive self-care. This stylish and practical handbook takes a deep-dive into all of the factors that make it hard to feel good about yourself, and offers sage answers to tricky questions, like: • Why do I hate the way I look in pictures? • How can I stop feeling like a total slob compared to everyone on social media? • How exactly does this "self-love" thing work? • How do I find the confidence to use less make up, stop shaving, or wear what I want? • Is body positivity really the answer? Illustrated with full-color art, Beyond Beautiful is a much-needed breath of fresh air that will help you live your best life, know your worth, and stop wasting any more precious energy and mental space worrying about the way you look. Praise for Beyond Beautiful “This compact book delves into every aspect of the body-image problem and sets forth feasible ideas for accepting one’s physical appearance to enhance confidence and joy.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Rees’s emboldening message will surely help any reader struggling with self-confidence.”—Publishers Weekly

Polite Society

Polite Society
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Author: Mahesh Rao
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780525539964
Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"So funny, smart, sophisticated, and captivating, you just want to spend your whole life with it."--Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians In this modern reimagining of Jane Austen's Emma, Delhi's polite society is often anything but polite. Beautiful, clever, and more than a little bored, Ania Khurana has Delhi wrapped around her finger. Having successfully found love for her spinster aunt, she sets her sights on Dimple: her newest, sweetest, and most helpless friend. But when her aunt's handsome nephew arrives from America, the social tides in Delhi begin to shift. Surrounded by old money and new; relentless currents of gossip; and an unforgettable cast of socialites, journalists, gurus, and heirs, Ania discovers that her good intentions are no match for the whims and intrigues of Delhi's high society--or for her own complicated feelings toward her cherished childhood friend, Dev. Pairing razor-sharp observation and social comedy with moments of true tenderness, this delicious whirl through the mansions of India's dazzling elite celebrates that there's no one route to perfect happiness.

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club
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Author: Amy Tan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101502730
Release: 2006-09-21
Editor: Penguin

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“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

Sparking Academic Joy

Sparking Academic Joy
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Author: Angelique M. Davis,Rose Ernst
Pages: 150
ISBN: PKEY:6610000192625
Release: 2019-06-14
Editor: Alchemy House Press via PublishDrive

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Have you always dreamed of a writing retreat? Do you need more joy in your scholarly life? This is the book for you. With a combined 35 years of experience in the academy, Angelique M. Davis and Rose Ernst guide you through the process of selecting and planning a writing retreat tailored to your needs. What are you waiting for? It's time to plan your next writing retreat!

The Life Changing Manga of Tidying Up

The Life Changing Manga of Tidying Up
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Author: Marie Kondo
Pages: 187
ISBN: 1529028353
Release: 2019-10-17
Editor: Bluebird

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and star of Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, this graphic novel brings Kondo's life-changing tidying method to life with the fun, quirky story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo's advice and inspiration. In The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbour about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home - and life - in order. This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy. Featuring illustrations by award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto, this book also makes a great read for manga and graphic novel lovers of all ages.

Little Things That Spark Joy

Little Things That Spark Joy
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Author: Husky Designs
Pages: 54
ISBN: 1094788872
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fill in blank pages and keep track of what spark's joy in your life with this handy minimalist notebook. Let this remind you of the little happy things that spark some joy in your life. Small and easy to carry around, fill in each page with moments of joy to light up your day! A great gift for friends and family!

Mindfulness

Mindfulness
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Author: Christina Feldman,Willem Kuyken
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9781462540105
Release: 2019-06-05
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How does mindfulness promote psychological well-being? What are its core mechanisms? What value do contemplative practices add to approaches that are already effective? From leading meditation teacher Christina Feldman and distinguished psychologist Willem Kuyken, this book provides a uniquely integrative perspective on mindfulness and its applications. The authors explore mindfulness from its roots in Buddhist psychology to its role in contemporary psychological science. In-depth case examples illustrate how and why mindfulness training can help people move from distress and suffering to resilience and flourishing. Readers are guided to consider mindfulness not only conceptually, but also experientially, through their own journey of mindfulness practice.

Find Your Joy

Find Your Joy
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Author: Jennifer King Lindley
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781950785063
Release: 2020-12-29
Editor: Hearst Home & Hearst Home Kids

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We all want to spark joy in our lives, and this attractive and practical guided journal takes you on a journey of inner discovery. You'll learn to cultivate self-compassion, savor small pleasures, practice forgiveness, explore mindfulness, and express gratitude. Easy exercises, tips, writing prompts, and empowering quotations from top psychologists and other experts in the field will allow you to calm your mind, invigorate your spirit, and increase your sense of well-being.

Summary of Magic Words by Tim David Free book by QuickRead com

Summary of  Magic Words  by Tim David   Free book by QuickRead com
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Author: QuickRead,Lea Schullery
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Release: 2021
Editor: QuickRead.com

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Want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Learn the secrets of communication to influence, inspire, and motivate those around you to get the results you want in both your personal and professional life. Parents, managers, teachers, and CEOs all have one thing in common: they struggle to motivate those around them. How many times do you have to argue with your teenage son to clean his room? Or how many times do you struggle to get your employees to meet their deadlines? These are common struggles that everyone experiences, so how can you change the behavior of those around you and get them to do what you want? By simply communicating with them! In fact, there are seven magic words that Tim David has discovered that will persuade and motivate others to get things done. Throughout Magic Words, you’ll learn how to combat common excuses like “I don’t know” or “I want to help you, but I can’t.” You’ll also learn the importance of learning someone’s name and why people named Cathy prefer to drink Coke over Pepsi.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
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Author: Hank Green
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781524743451
Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: Penguin

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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play.” —San Francisco Chronicle In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world—from Beijing to Buenos Aires—and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.