The Joy of Leaving Your Sh t All Over the Place The Art of Being Messy

Author: Jennifer McCartney
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575270
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The New York Times bestseller that’s “LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY” (Elle Décor) and “SPOT-ON…with a healthy amount of cursing" (POPSUGAR) The anti-clutter movement is having a moment. You may have heard about a book—an entire book—written on the topic of tidiness and how “magical” and “life-changing” it is to neaten up and THROW AWAY YOUR BELONGINGS. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s time to fight that ridiculousness and start buying even more stuff and leaving it any place you want. Guess what, neatniks? Science shows that messy people are more creative.* Being a slob is an art, and there’s a fine line between being a consumer and being a hoarder. Don’t cross that line. This book shows you how to clutter mindfully and with great joy. The results are mind-blowing. Your plants will stop dying. Your whiskey bottle will never run dry. Your drugstore points will finally add up to a free jar of salsa and some nice shampoo. You’ll go shopping and discover you’ve lost weight... It's time to take back your life from the anti-clutter movement. *As well as smarter and more attractive.

The Joy of Doing Just Enough The Secret Art of Being Lazy and Getting Away with It

Author: Jennifer McCartney
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1682681475
Format: PDF
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For anyone who’s ever heard a motivational speech and immediately vomited, a guide to ignoring society’s obsession with success Sit around, leave sh*t all over the place, drink, forget about deadlines . . . being lazy is pretty easy. The real art in being chill is when someone without any real ambition can fly under the radar, and live unscathed by the never-ending reams of self-help and inspiration rained upon anyone who just wants to watch Netflix. The magical place where doing what comes naturally keeps the do-ers at arm’s length. Rather than doing less, do just enough. So screw TED Talks, Instagram images of a beach that say "Fail Better" in gold cursive, marathon training, tips for keeping plants alive, and all self-aggrandizing social media. Ninety-nine percent of people on this planet are just pretty average. We're doing our thing. Trying to get out of bed in the morning. Hey, are you awake right now? Reading a sentence? You know what? That's success in my book. Being a person is hard enough without all the pressure to be good at it.

Poetry from Scratch A Kitten s Book of Verse

Author: Jennifer McCartney
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581574290
Format: PDF
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The newest entry in the feline literary canon is here… so pee on this, cat poet wannabes Hipster cats, stay-at-home-mom cats, windowsill cats, and outdoor cats—you’ll find them all here, immortalized in prose about, for, and sometimes by, cats. With a Brooklyn edge, author Jennifer McCartney ups the cool quotient on this burgeoning genre. Of Mice and Men There once was a cat who loved books He liked bookshelves that had lots of nooks He thought especially nice The tomes about mice One page and the kitty was hooked From limericks to beat poems, haikus to sonnets, riffs on famous verse to original blank verse, there is something here for every cat lover to enjoy.

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F ck

Author: Sarah Knight
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316270733
Format: PDF
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THE "GENIUS" (Cosmopolitan) NATIONAL BESTSELLER ON THE ART OF CARING LESS AND GETTING MORE--FROM THE AUTHOR OF GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER AND YOU DO YOU Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giving a f*ck. This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo's bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt--and give your f*cks instead to people and things that make you happy. The easy-to-use, two-step NotSorry Method for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f*ck about: Family drama Having a "bikini body" Iceland Co-workers' opinions, pets, and children And other bullsh*t! And it will free you to spend your time, energy, and money on the things that really matter. So what are you waiting for? Stop giving a f*ck and start living your best life today!

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Author: Margareta Magnusson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501173251
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Video Games FAQ

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781617136306
Format: PDF, Kindle
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(FAQ Pop Culture). Here is a fact-filled history of video games, from their earliest days as blocky abstractions to the present-day photorealistic worlds that they have become. Exploring the games, systems, technologies, companies, and inventors who built a novelty into a worldwide industry, Video Games FAQ: Everything Left to Know About Games and Gaming Culture presents a captivating look at one of the major cultural forces of our time. In lively prose intended for a general audience, the book examines the many ways video games have entered our lives, impacted the culture, and grown through innovations and technological advances. More than just a history, it is also packed with fun and interesting video-game trivia. Learn such facts as the origins of handheld games, the first first-person shooting games, which game characters were named after a landlord and an attorney, how third-party development came about, and what were the best- and worst-selling systems of all time. Rich in detail regarding the origins of games and systems and their sequels, the console wars, the home computer revolution, and companies and their strategies, Video Games FAQ is a fascinating and compact history of video games and everything connected with them, and concludes with a look at the future of games and gaming.

Goodbye Things The New Japanese Minimalism

Author: Fumio Sasaki
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609049
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. 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.

Spark Joy

Author: Marie Kondo
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607749734
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.