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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Asymmetrical Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938793188
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938793189
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for The Minimalists
 
"Like Henry David Thoreau, but with Wi-Fi." --Boston Globe
  
"Paring down, branching out." --Chicago Tribune
  
"A better life, by having fewer possessions." --Seattle Times
  
"Perhaps it's a good time to sit back and look at how we can all live with less." --USA Today
  
"The path to a richer, if less cluttered, life." --Globe & Mail 
  
"Living a better life...with less stuff." --National Post 
  
"Helping us end our obsession with stuff." --LA Weekly

About the Author

The Minimalists--Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus--are bestselling authors and international speakers who write and speak about living a meaningful life with less stuff. Their books include Essential: Essays by The MinimalistsMinimalism: Live a Meaningful LifeAs a Decade Fades: A Novel, and Everything That Remains: A Memoir. They have been featured in the New York TimesWall Street JournalUSA TodayForbesBoston GlobeSan Francisco ChronicleChicago TribuneSeattle TimesToronto StarGlobe & MailVancouver Sun,Village VoiceLA Weekly, and many other outlets. Visit the authors online at TheMinimalists.com.

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Highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in simplifying their life.
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100 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Hannah Caroline on March 5, 2014
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After reading some of the high ratings here, I bought "Everything That Remains" and enthusiastically awaited its arrival. What a disappointment it turned out to be. Perhaps I can spare someone else the same kind of letdown.

The book (toward the end) does contain some valuable ideas on reducing consumerism during the Christmas season. Getting to that point, however, requires enduring a long, wordy story about the author's dysfuntional childhood, followed by his corporate success. He then shares that he downsized his life, but there are far more pages of mere rambling than there are of interesting dialog about his simplicity journey. I can't recall how many times I thought, "Oh, please, get to the point!"

By the way, the co-author, whose life we learn just a little about, is the better writer of the two. But virtually everything he says (except for the helpful holiday ideas) is relegated to the end of the book, in tiny font. So the reader must employ two bookmarks and flip to the end of the book a total of 108 times, where the second author's input is added as endnotes. Not a comfortable or convenient format.

The worst part, however, is Mr. Millburn's writing. He's clearly an intelligent and witty guy, but his ego is overpowering. He has an admirable ability to speak his truth. If he would only express himself from that place of openness and honesty, rather than trying to impress his audience. Trying to impress is never impressive. His continual barrage of ridiculously enormous words and odd metaphors makes the reading of this book tedious. He must have spent a heap of time poring over a thesaurus. He's also a bit loose with crude and foul language. He could stand to incorporate some of the minimalism he lives into his writing style. Cleaner. Tidier.
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63 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on January 3, 2014
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Everything That Remains is an eye opening experience into Joshua Fields Millburns journey into minimalism. JFM shares the raw details from the initial contamination of materialism in his early years to the full spread of the disease of materialism during the height of his corporate career. After JFM encounters two major life events, he reevaluates his quality of life and seeks to find fulfillment with living with less: less money, less things, less stress. JFM's minimalism movement spreads like a wild fire to his best friend and both ignite a blog to share their enlightenment and documentation of their journey. These guys on fire with passion spreading their ideas to millions around the world.

I have to admit, midway through reading Everything That Remains, I stopped to clean out my kitchen, closets, and bedroom to remove all the junk in my home that was holding me back, physically and emotionally. The detachment of these objects felt liberating and offered a tiny glimpse into the world JFM and Ryan live every day.

I love how the book leaves room for the reader to extract their own interpretation to apply to their life.
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58 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Tahlia Meredith on January 2, 2014
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I'll admit, I'm already a huge fan of The Minimalists. I approached this new book with caution though, wary that it might just be going over already-familiar ground.

Thankfully, I was wrong. This beautifully written memoir offers insight into the lives of Joshua and Ryan that we haven't been privvy to before. Joshua takes the reins, describing his growing dissatisfaction with his corporate life and the painful life events that forced him to examine his worldview. As he delves deeper into a minimalist lifestyle Ryan, his best friend, frequently appears both in the narrative and with his often cheeky interruptions. Peppered with wisdom, readers following this journey will feel empowered to make real change in their lives. Yes, it's scary. But yes, it can be done.

This is a book for fans and new readers alike.
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115 of 135 people found the following review helpful By Norma J. Sassone on January 12, 2014
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A journey that more should take, January 12, 2014
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I recently happened upon the Minimalists mentioned in a Houzz chat, while reading the trials and tribulations many have in downsizing when they retire or clearing out half a century of stuff left by parents who have died. I have struggled with this with my Mom who is very sentimental about many of her things. I am a baby boomer who never fell for all the materialistic life, have always paid cash for EVERYTHING (no credit card debt cars for cash), have saved, bought second hand, and culled out tons of stuff from my abode on a regular basis, so Millburn's ideas are really nothing new to many of us who never fell for the consumer addiction (and there ARE many of us out here). Though I have lived life simply, I somehow never have felt the need to flaunt it to others, travel the world talking about it, or start a blog. Maybe it is because my family taught us to value togetherness, the simple things in life, growing our own food, going for walks, traveling on the cheap, and pretty much detesting the wealthy and ostentatious, even though we lived a comfortable middle class life. Thus, we simply lived that life and never thought about.

That said,I really liked what Millburn has to say about his journey and its ultimate destination, but it bothers me just a bit that he and his friend Ryan have parlayed this into a way to make money by blogging and publishing, though I suppose all those of their generation might need to hear it since they have been incessantly bombarded with corporate, materialistic, consumerism since birth.
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