The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful (St. Martin Press)

When people enter the “real world,” they’re often faced with the harsh reality that high school and college didn’t quite prepare them for the daily grind of adult life. Why weren’t there classes on how to plan meals for the week or how to decode body language, instead of that dreaded math elective? Comic book artist Yumi Sakugawa offers the perfect reference guide for these know-hows—plus loads of other tips for improving your life—in The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful. Complete with Yumi’s unique hand-drawn illustrations accompanying every clever tip, The Little Book of Life Hacks will having you living easier in no time.

Yumi divides her everyday survival guide into seven sections: DIY Beautiful; Staying Runway Ready; Design your Dream Pad; Domestic Diva; Feed Yourself; Social Butterfly; and Love Your Body, Love Your Mind. Tips and tricks run the gamut from looking and feeling better to streamlining your home life and creating fun DIY projects that can brighten your space. Inspired by her popular “Secret Yumiverse” tips originally posted on, some of Yumi’s practical + fun life hacks include:

  •  How to do a workout at home without a gym membership
  • Weird tricks to outsmart your bad mood
  • 12 awesome kitchen hacks for your next cooking adventure
  • How to clean your dry-clean clothes without going to the dry cleaner
  • 5 DIY treatments for your bad hair days

The Little Book of Life Hacks is the perfect gift for recent graduates, young professionals or anyone looking to make their life a little happier, healthier, and more beautiful.

Praise for The Little Books of Life Hacks

“Exquisitely heartwarming, Yumi’s illustrations bring to life her charming, thoughtful advice. I’m left feeling enchanted and more than a little bit wiser.”—Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen

“Packed with artfully illustrated DIYs—including healthy beauty ideas—that help you look and feel your best. Fun and genius all at once.”—Jolene Hart, author of Eat Pretty

Yumi Sakugawa is an Ignatz Awards nominated comic book artist and author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You, Your Illustrated Guide To Becoming One With The Universe, and There Is No Right Way to Meditate: And Other Lessons. Her comics have appeared in BuzzFeed, The Believer, Bitch, The Best American Non-required Reading 2014, The Rumpus, Folio, Fjords Review, and other publications. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, Yumi lives in Los Angeles.

Krista Suh is a writer, artist, feminist, Hollywood screenwriter, and creator of The Pussyhat Project.  She's based in Los Angeles.  She wants to make the world a safer place for women and to help everyone validate their own creativity, femininity, and intuition.  Krista likes to think of herself as Yumi's best friend and muse. \

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The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful Cover Image
By Yumi Sakugawa, Yumi Sakugawa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250092250
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 2nd, 2017

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781440582639
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Published: Adams Media Corporation - October 3rd, 2014

I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781440573026
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Published: Adams Media Corporation - December 6th, 2013

There Is No Right Way to Meditate: And Other Lessons Cover Image
ISBN: 9781440592522
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Published: Adams Media Corporation - November 1st, 2015