Born near Tokyo in 1965, Nagisa Tatsumi is a Japanese author, journalist and commentator. She published the original edition of The Art of Discarding as Suteru! Gijutsu in Japan in 2000 where it became an overnight sensation. It has since become a million copy international bestseller and was the inspiration for Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying.
'This book is a compelling read because of its many vivid descriptions of the psychological snags that make people reluctant to discard things' - New York Times'This book completely opened my eyes to reorganisation' - Marie Kondo