- File Size: 185 KB
- Print Length: 46 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 2, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006431ADS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,259 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
After a conversation with their neighbor on Memorial Day 2008, Joshua and his family decided to pursue a more minimalist lifestyle. Consequently, they decided to remove their nonessential possessions. Eventually, over 70% of their belongings were sold, donated, or discarded. In exchange for owning less, they found a life of more freedom, more contentment, more generosity, and more opportunity to pursue the things that mattered most.
Joshua is the Founder and Editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to inspiring others to find more life by owning less. The website welcomes over 300,000 regular readers each month. The website has inspired millions around the world to consider the practical benefits of owning fewer possessions and given them the practical help to get started. His books have sold in the tens of thousands. And his writing has led to speaking opportunities all across America and media appearances in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post Live, and the CBS Evening News.
No doubt, you'll be inspired to approach life with a whole new mindset after meeting Joshua.
Media or Speaking Inquiries should be directed to Joshua at becomingminimalist [at] gmail.com.
Top Customer Reviews
I have often said that the best memories of my life were when my kids were small and I was poor. We would drive to the beach, with our basket of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, koolaid & cut fruits, spend the day on a remote spot where there were no tourist attractions, just us and the beach. I made a lean to from an old tarp to create shade where my youngest would nap for hours. At the end of the day, we visited I a public bath house, showered off the sand & I dressed them in PJ' s for the hour drive home.
In the years since, I have bought all of the things, or been gifted everything I used to think I wanted, needed or thought I was supposed to have. But the strangest transformation began almost immediately after acquiring all the "stuff" I began to stay constantly stressed over where to put things, surprised that I really didn't love most of it and guilty to have been blessed yet ungrateful. I couldn't understand why, what was wrong with me? Well, your book, along with a few others, smacked me in the head with the understanding: I was perfectly NORMAL! THE CONSUMER IN ME WAS THE CRAZY ONE! Some books go to the extreme, but your book helped me define my own level of minimalism.Read more ›
This book is extremely concise (less than a 100 pages), which I value in any blog post, article, or book on simplicity. Quality over quantity.
Which brings me to the next point, this book is on PRINCIPLES (as indicated by the title of the book), meaning it will teach you how to fish instead of just handing out fish. If you want someone to hold your hand, buy the Simple Living Guide (500 pages!) and she will direct step by step, dump your drawers out, separate into three piles kind of stuff. There are many blogs on declutting, and Miss Minimalist and Zen Habits will walk you through. There is no point in Joshua reiterating what countless others have covered in regards to clutter. He is simply here to introduce to you the simple life, offering principles that you'll want to keep for a lifetime. The benefits are immense.
Book starts out with his story. I like the approach, makes you feel welcome. His stories are insightful and entertaining throughout the book. First story goes: some neighbor tells him about her minimalist daughter while he's spending time in the garage cleaning, yet another weekend gone.
He boils things down to the top reasons why you should simplify your life. He points you to his blog if you need more reasons. I was delighted to see the bullet point about simplifying so your kids don't have to rummage through all your stuff one day! Other minimalists don't touch on this important subject. All the junk piling up in my mother's house --- I wonder how I will counter that monumental task if my dad passes or if some tragic accident happens to both of them.Read more ›
Also, this is my very first ebook purchase and it's pretty great - reading on my Android.
Bottom line: This is an amateurish attempt at writing about a serious subject that could have deep philosophical analysis and a plan of action that would seriously allow one to simplify their life. This has a few good common sense platitudes, an anecdote here and there...this isn't a 'real' book. I wish Amazon had a separate section for blogger wanna-be authors to peddle their wares. No more blogger quickies for me. I'll pay closer attention next time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is an inspiration to everything I have been working to achieve. I bought it electronically but I wish I had a paper copy so I could leave it for another person somewhere. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Cheri Coffman
I liked this book. Minimize volume of clutter, be it mental or material, and maximize what you truly value in these areasPublished 5 days ago by IThinkI'mObjective
Wonderful book filled with common sense guidelines to simplify and organize your life. Helps you get rid of the unnecessary stuff in your life so you have time for the stuff you... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Mary M
This book was perfectly fine but VERY basic. Most of what he recommends is common sense. Having said that, I guess some people may have a problem getting rid of things and would... Read morePublished 17 days ago by B.Ross
I loved everything about this book. If you are considering minimalism or just de-cluttering your life in general, this is a great place to start. Read morePublished 1 month ago
It's appropriate that this book on simplicity is such a short and simple read. Great insight in an easy to understand book.
Very simple principles exposed by Joshua Becker to achieve a minimalistic way of life. He explains in few understandable words what's being minimalist means and how everyone can... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nacho Eguiarte