The most infamous being from this author Anakana Schofield who sparked the debate and then went on to write a Guardian article that missed the point.
Thank you all for your incredible response to my uprising against Konmari The notion that books should spark joy is a LUDICROUS one. I have said it a hundred times: Literature does not exist only to comfort and placate us. It should disturb + perturb us. Life is disturbing.— Anakana Schofield (@AnakanaSchofiel) January 4, 2019
Vanity Fair writer Joanna Robinson also expressed horror at the thought of tossing ANY books
Up to this point I was VERY cool with her whole thing. But in my view you can declutter everything except books and art and plants.— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) January 4, 2019
And then there were the takes making fun of some of the outrage.
Author Sam Sykes
I cant believe Marie Kondo said to destroy all books and then broke into peoples’ houses individually and made them eat all their books and then when they tried to protest she said “don’t talk with your mouth full of books, bookmouth” and all the cool kids laughed at them.— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) January 5, 2019
Cartoonist/Illustrator Jamie McKelvie
So sad to learn that Marie Kondo is breaking into people's houses and throwing out all their books— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) January 5, 2019
(I assume this is what is happening based on some reactions on twitter)
YA author Phil Stamper
maybe I missed the part when Marie Kondo held people at gunpoint and made them shred their favorite books— Phil Stamper 🚀🏳️🌈 (@stampepk) January 4, 2019
Poet/Writer Amal El-Mohtar
I've been out & about today so have missed most of the day's controversies but did someone suggest Marie Kondo is bad for telling people to get rid of books they don't read— Amal El-Mohtar (@tithenai) January 5, 2019
as if that isn't ... a perfectly normal thing that book-lovers do all the time
to make room for new books
And then there were the humble braggers showing off their space
Showrunner of Showtime's Billions humble bragging about his giant bookshelf after having culled some of his collection.
I am trying to Marie Kondo my clothes and so forth. But about the books: pic.twitter.com/qu169fYmHV— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) January 5, 2019
Where are you on the book issue?
How's your decluttering going?