There are a lot of negative comments surrounding this book. I was seduced by the charming illustrations in this self help book, but the actual advice was either obvious or absurd and can essentially be distilled down to one word: vinegar. I didn't realize I carried so much tension in my brow. Turns out, it was so much easier to do than I ever expected. In this very light book of life hacks, a woman tells us some secrets to living better.
Many of these were things I already knew or things that I didn't care about, but a few gems in the rough are better than none. It's beautiful, playful and practical. Fun to look at once, but I wouldn't buy it. I received this book as part of a giveaway, thanks to Goodreads and St. Hacks I'm going to try: -Adding drops of eucalyptus around the shower drain for a relaxing I liked it. Plus, the entire book was encouraging and persistent on health and self love.
A perfect necessity for anyone living on their own! Hacks I'm going to try: -Adding drops of eucalyptus around the shower drain for a relaxing shower -Pinching and separating eyebrows to relieve tension Actually, the moment I read that hack I tried it and it hurt so much! A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, Yumi lives in Los Angeles. I absolutely love the cover design as well as the artwork throughout the book — I think Yumi Sakugawa really has a talent for illustration. I will definitely be reaching for this book in the future, which brings me to why it wasn't a 5-star. The solutions in Yumi's book are always natural, resourceful, and dig a little bit deeper, ensuring that we can all take small steps toward our envisioned lives. I thought the pictures and overall aesthetics were super cute! I won an advanced uncorrected proof from Goodreads. Besides that, very cool book and I am glad I got a chance to read it and can look back on it for some solid tips to try out in the future! This book is filled with just about everything you can imagine.
Featuring Yumi's signature hand-drawn illustrations throughout, The Little Book of Life Hacks is a distinctive and perfect gift for recent graduates and young working women who want to learn practical ways to organise and improve their daily life while still having fun. Some of these include home remedies for issues such as sunburns, headaches. The illustrations are cute, kind of like a middle schooler's doodles, and about as professional-looking, and the layout of the text on some pages makes them more difficult to read. Cooking, cleaning, laundry, soaking in the bath. I needed a plan to get it together - it was all pushing me over the edge. This could be super cute to give as a graduation gift to somebody who is just beginning to live in your own but honestly, I just google all this stuff.
I also wasn't in love with the illustrations and text. This book will make you smile whether you are 13 or 30. I also agree with another reviewer who pointed out that some of the dieting hacks felt like something you'd read o I was seduced by the charming illustrations in this self help book, but the actual advice was either obvious or absurd and can essentially be distilled down to one word: vinegar. There were two or three life tips in here that I found useful and that I'd actually use. Most self-help books are written as guidelines, but this book dares you to live healthy while still being quirky. This book was the cutest book I have had the privilege to read in a long time.
For those young adults just setting off into the world, The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful, is a perfect guide to have while navigating life. I finally decided on three because the book was quite cute and visually entertaining. Martin's press for the opportunity. I have seen some of the tips used before and I am actually looking forward to using a few others noted in this book. It has a lot of useful tips for a lot of aspects of life, and I love the different drawings that accompany everything. You name it, white vinegar can be used doing it. Of particular amusement was the section on socializing - which went so far as to advise you on the optimal level of eye contact you should maintain with someone you're chit chatting with at a party.
I liked how similar it was to manga. It's so fun to read and everyone should have it in their personal collection! Busy pages are sometimes hard to read, but the style will most likely appeal to the younger crowd. . One interesting example - putting an avocado on your hair as shine treatment! My vision is pretty good and even then I found myself squinting at times to read the tips, bringing the book in close to understand what had been published. Due to the presentation of the material, I would say this is marketed to a younger adult crowd, particularly college-aged females. The many illustrations convey a sense of peace and joy even while some of the advice is for people handling social anxiety.
While the actual content of the book is very helpful, I did not care for how the book was put together. Her off-beat comics that explore the trials and tribulations of human interaction have been featured in Sadie Magazine and The Rumpus and her comic zine Mundane Fortunes for the Next Ten Billion Years And Other Stories was chosen as a Notable Comic of 2012 by the Best American Comics anthology. Overall, though, it did have at least a few good ideas spanning different areas, and it's also super pretty! There were two or three life tips in here that I fou I received this book from Goodreads. And there were some helpful tips, but a significant amount was either insubstantial, repetitive, or just didn't apply to me. There are also beautiful illustrations accompanying each entry. I also agree with another reviewer who pointed out that some of the dieting hacks felt like something you'd read on a pro-ana blog. I also never knew my grandparents because they all passed away when I was little.