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90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or more)
     

90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or more)

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by Felice Cohen
 
Could you live in an apartment with 90 square feet of floor space, the area approximately the same as a Honda Accord? Could you do it for five years? And could you be happy? Felice Cohen could. And she was. A YouTube video of her astonishing use of space went viral with millions of hits. She has heard from people around the globe, many requesting the outlines of her

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Could you live in an apartment with 90 square feet of floor space, the area approximately the same as a Honda Accord? Could you do it for five years? And could you be happy? Felice Cohen could. And she was. A YouTube video of her astonishing use of space went viral with millions of hits. She has heard from people around the globe, many requesting the outlines of her methods. Felice's highly organized approach, gleaned from more than 20 years as a professional organizer, prepared her for the challenge of a tiny space, smack in the middle of Manhattan, where the city itself became her "extra rooms." 90 Lessons is a "want to" guide on how to "live large" in any size space, the message being: eliminate clutter and focus on the things that matter. Whether you live in 90 or 9,000 square feet, this book will be of real practical and immediate value.

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Publishers Weekly
07/11/2016
Cohen’s (What Papa Taught Me) 90-sq.-ft. Manhattan apartment became the subject of a viral YouTube video. Her subsequent book offers wisdom gleaned both from living in a tiny space and working as a professional organizer. Cohen begins and ends with a narrative about her life, including a nod to Thoreau, while the rest of her book offers 90 fortune cookie–like nuggets of insight and organizing advice: Only keep the clothes you wouldn’t mind your ex seeing you in. Always arrive 10 minutes early. Go into a room of your home, roll a die, and give away the number of items the die shows. Don’t multitask. It’s not the advice, however, that animates the book, but Cohen’s optimism and exuberance. Without ever being cloying, Cohen manages to reframe her life in a monk’s cell–size apartment as a privilege, one giving her access to the many treasures of Manhattan. Cohen’s ability to reframe seeming deprivation into liberation infuses her organizing hints with a luminous quality. Readers won’t just shed their shoes; they’ll reclaim their souls. (BookLife)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781500657857
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/23/2016
Pages:
142
Sales rank:
539,235
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or more) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Gemma Benton for Readers' Favorite Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live in a tiny space and to give up life's prescribed conveniences in order to explore the edges of your creativity and live life more adventurously? That's exactly what author and professional organizer Felice Cohen did and in her book, 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet ... or More, she shares with us key lessons from her five-year “Living Large” journey. Author Felice Cohen explains, “We might live in our small spaces for a year, five years or forever, because our lives are more focused on enjoying life rather than on having extra square footage filled with stuff. And that, it turns out, is the grandest lesson of all.” In the space of 142 concise and well organized pages Felice Cohen shares about living with her uncle in an uptown New York apartment where her life, though spacious and convenient, was not really her own. She found her challenge waiting for her in a tiny Manhattan apartment. With chapter titles like, “Buy! Buy! to Buh Bye!” and “Purge the Past,” Felice Cohen instructs us on how to focus on what we really and truly love and steers us clear of letting “the Wrong Stuff get in the way of the Right Stuff.” Personally, I wanted to hear more about how the years of paring down and culling out affected her writing and what she learned about living as a writer in Manhattan. Please tell us it was everything you imagined and more. To Felice Cohen, please accept this as our humble request that you fill another book with your adventures, that you tell us about sipping espresso in a tiny East Side Village cafe, living a spacious life as a writer living large in Manhattan.