Joy at Work – Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein | A Book Review

Joy at Work - Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein

Title: Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life

Author: Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein

Genre: Non-fiction (self-help)

About the book: It covers how to organize different aspects of your professional life in order to spark joy.

I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette Book Group in exchange for an honest review.

First impressions: I’ve heard a lot about Marie Kondo and the KonMari method, so I wanted to read what she had to say about decluttering and tidying at work.

Content: The chapters delve into how to tidy your workspace, time, network, meetings, and much more. The authors provide stories about other people cleaning up as well as strategies on how to get rid of clutter.


“Even if something is not going well or doesn’t feel right at this moment, if it is leading you toward a future that sparks joy, then think of it as a growing pain.”

Writing: The chapters aren’t too long, and they are further broken up into smaller sections. Kondo wrote some chapters while Sonenshein wrote others. That being said, it’s cohesive and transitions well from one section to the next. The book is a little over 200 pages, and the writing is accessible.

Final thoughts: I appreciate all the research included Overall, it’s a short, easy read. If you want to be inspired to tidy up your professional life, check out Joy at Work.

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