Written from a place of love and compassion, the Becker Method does differ from KonMari. Both get you to the same exact endpoint of surrounding yourself with things that you love and giving you space to enjoy people and experiences. For this reason, he deserves 10 stars! Both methods show you how to break the cycle of collecting stuff and lovingly explain how you got to where you are today.
Joshua provides excellent tips, potential stumbling blocks, and highlights some fake excuses one might use to avoid removing unnecessary objects. I usually avoid male authors in this area because I cannot stand the mansplaing attitude. THERE IS NO MANSPLAINING! Joshua is in a league of his own with the kindness, compassion, and love as you go along your minimalist journey. He avoids stereotypes and does an excellent job at keeping a more neutral approach to decluttering.