As someone who’s been on a minimalist journey for quite some time now, I always try to keep up with the new books on the topic. Sasaki’s book is not for those who have emotional attachments to things of any kind.

The book chronicles how Sasaki shed 95 percent of what he owned and uses his 215-square-foot apartment as inspiration for those who want to try his method. I liked how he suggests that possessions are “roommates who don’t pay rent.” This book encourages the use of technology for digital storage and an extreme form of minimalism to eliminated distractions and find happiness.