From Book Riot:
Marie Kondo fans: check it out. Kondo will be publishing a picture book this fall called Kiki and Jax, to be illustrated by Geisel Honor–winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon.
The book, which will have a 250,000 first print run, will hit shelves November 5. Kiki and Jax is inspired by the KonMari method, as it follows two best friends — Kiki, a collector, and Jax, a sorter — as they work through what it means when their friendship has to navigate things. When those things begin to get in the way, they learn the power of how their friendship works: the spark of joy.
Kondo said, “I’m pleased to share this timeless story about friendship, and I hope that the characters of Kiki and Jax inspire children and families to tidy and embrace joy!”
Link to the rest at Book Riot
PG has been “tidying” his office over the past few days. He hasn’t found any joy to embrace yet.
One question for visitors to TPV, what’s the difference between cleaning and tidying?
Another question, this time involving gender – Do men tidy? Or do they clean? Or do they haul trash? In big noisy trucks?
Is tidying the new cleaning? Or, as Marie suggests, is it more transformative than cleaning?
Can PG properly tidy while wearing sweat pants? Before he takes a shower?
PG would love to be able to back a trash truck up to the door of his office.