The minimalist guru of Japan travels to the United States to separate joy-sparking books from their lackluster brethren

In this Boing Boing exclusive video, Marie Kondo, author of the NY Times #1 best seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, travels from Japan to the United States to help a woman tidy her bookshelves. The best part is where KonMari (as she is known to her fans) gently slaps the books to wake them them up. This is so she and her client can "better feel their energy" and determine which of the books truly spark joy, and which ones end up in the donate pile.

Previously on Boing Boing: an excerpt from The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

Video by Richie Bracamonte.