The Next Chapter·Bedside Books

Talltale on why she appreciated Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Edmonton musician on the recent book she loved reading.
Talltale is an Edmonton musician. (Hype Music, Random House Canada)

Tatiana Zagorac, known professionally as Talltale, is an electronica vocalist, songwriter and drummer based in Edmonton.

She told The Next Chapter why The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo is a book she recently read and loved.

"The book is a simple and easy to understand system to decide what to keep in your life in order to make your life the happiest — because your space dictates your mental state.

"She talks about how having a cluttered space gives us an excuse to avoid our problems. If you have a clean space you have to confront whatever is really going on in your life. That sounds so ridiculous on surface level. But thinking about it it's true — you have such a clean space. Your thoughts are kind of all you have to sit with. The philosophy of the book really makes you look at your things in your space differently."

Talltale's comments have been edited for length and clarity.

Watch the video for Shed My Skin by Talltale


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?