- File Size: 388 KB
- Print Length: 133 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Anja Press (May 25, 2011)
- Publication Date: May 25, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0052UYJDC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,305 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify Kindle Edition
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This kindle download is a compilation of 50 articles that are also available on her blog. If they're free on her blog, why did I spend a buck to buy them? Because I wanted the ease and convenience of having them at my fingertips. Now whether or not I'm connected to the internet I can get a dose of Francine's gentle inspiration any time I want it.
What's inside: It looks like Francine chose some of her heaviest-hitters for this Kindle download. There are the nitty-gritty action step articles for how to deal with clothes, shoes, kitchen clutter, etc. And then there are some exquisite nspirational pieces scattered in for seasoning that cover the more intrinsic aspects of living a happy, simplified life.
IMO you can't beat this bundle of articles for a buck. Yep, you can also go to her blog and read em' for free, but I love the easy access of having them in Kindle.
I stumbled across her site during a desperate attempt to declutter. Wow, less is actually more. How can that be? Logical? Maybe not in our consumer culture, but refreshing? It definitely is.
As a person who grew up thinking that abundance and excess were the norm, I appreciate Ms. Minimalist's approach to minimalism. She doesn't overcomplicate the idea of minimalism. Basically, you should dictate the course of your life; don't let (your) stuff do it for you. Let everything that you decide to keep have a purpose (or many purposes), and don't keep stuff just to have stuff. Know that it's ok to not have to keep up with the Joneses (who are actually having a hard time keeping up with themselves). You don't have to upgrade your cellphone whenever a new model comes out, or get a new car every few years, or spend umpteen hours and dollars taking pretty pictures to post on your Facebook account to outdo the Joneses (phew, thank goodness!)
There's wisdom in this kind of advice, a wisdom missing from our culture of consumerism that can be had by perusing the pages of this eBook, which is a compilation of 60 articles/ posts from her blog.
I don't know if i agree with everything in the book, but this is still comforting advice for hard times, compiled into a cute, easily accessible eBook that takes up no room at all and can be lent to your friends or anyone you see fit. Definitely worth the 99 cents.
It functions as a marvelous little to do list. A starter set of things to consider when embracing minimalism.
I like this little kindle book (99 cents!) even better than her book "the Joy of Less" which is also an excellent addition to my Kindle but this 99 cent version is sharper, clearer, more distilled. Dare I say "more minimalist?"
Like any good book, I don't agree with everything 100% but even a disagreement that causes a person to think thru what they DO believe is a great point. I appreciate how she makes me take a second look at my beliefs.
Great book, I'd buy it even if it was $20.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Superb! The best book on the matter ever :) I already got rid of eleven boxes of books! And this is just the beginning!Published 10 days ago by lucycute
It's not bad, but after reading Marie's "spark joy" de-clutter method, this book is not so life changing any more. Read morePublished 18 days ago by S. Wu
This book has inspired me to de-cluttered my life and my home. I live more freely without the extra unnecessary stuff!Published 20 days ago by Melisa
I thought this was a nice, quick book to read. It inspired me to keep decluttering and made me feel like I was not alone in my obsession! Some nice tips and good Stories.Published 20 days ago by Kat
Fantastic assortment of ideas. It will help me a ton. Thanks, Stefan, for writing this awesome book! Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jessi Lohman
I have lately been devouring lots of writings by several minimalists, and Francine Jay's little book here is a great place to start, or good encouragement to continue. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lydia Leggett
I love her practical advice, and humble attitude. Have you noticed how some minimalists can be so proud of themselves?Published 1 month ago by Reuel
This is a collection of articles on being a minimalist. Some of the articles are pretty good, some are just ok, and some I just completely skipped through due to the redundant... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rachel_USN
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