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“Living simply is only an ideal until someone like Bruno gets particular. The way he got particular should make everyone think--hard, which is a very good thing.” (Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame)
“In a loving, wise, sometimes hilarious manner, Dave Bruno holds a mirror up to us and says to take a closer look at how we’re living. Reading this will lead you to a better life.” (Dean Nelson, Author of God Hides in Plain Sight and director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University)
“[Bruno’s] musings about his slow and steady purge have developed a cult following online, inspiring others [toward] clutter-free living.” (Time magazine)
An ordinary man's inspiring journey toward a simpler, more meaningful life.
In 2008, average American family man Dave Bruno decided to unhook himself from the intravenous drip of consumerism that fueled his life by winnowing all his personal possessions down to just 100 things. Little did he realize that he would be igniting a grassroots movement—soon after Dave embarked on his journey, media around the world took notice and others started to follow his lead.
A cause for pause, The 100 Thing Challenge is a response to the culture of materialism in America, one that has filled our lives with the constant and unsatisfactory desire for "more." Dave Bruno offers compelling anecdotes and practical advice to help readers live more meaningfully, simply by casting off the unnecessary "stuff" that clutters their lives. The 100 Thing Challenge is a golden opportunity to experience the positive changes that occur as you defiantly hop off the treadmill of consumerism.See all Editorial Reviews
This started out well but I consider counting all your t-shirts or your entire collection of books as one thing as a little disingenuous.Published 1 month ago by careful
Enjoyed reading the imperfectness of trying to own little. It brought a renewed perspective into my life. I have made changes since and life is better :) funPublished 2 months ago by Tess
A bit long but good book overall...you really dont need 200 pages to get the idea that you need less stuff in your lifePublished 3 months ago by JimIvie
So just finished this book. Not sure I could get down to 100 things - the beer kit alone would get me near the limit - but I could definitely continue to downsize. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steve Goldsby
I thought this book would give helpful information to clearing the clutter in my home. I was disappointed. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. Andretti
I enjoyed the concept of the book a great deal. I've even started doing my own 100 item challenge. I don't think the book was nearly detailed enough. Read morePublished 6 months ago by rnwolf
I am glad someone took the time to write about the importance being human over being a consumer. Nice work, Dave.Published 6 months ago by SM