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Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things that clutter our lives so we can make room for life's most important things - which actually aren't things at all.

At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what's truly important. In their debut book, Joshua and Ryan, authors of the popular website TheMinimalists.com, explore their troubled pasts and descent into depression. Though they had achieved the American Dream, they worked ridiculous hours, wastefully spent money, and lived paycheck to paycheck. Instead of discovering their passions, they pacified themselves with ephemeral indulgences, which only led to more debt, depression, and discontent.

After a pair of life-changing events, Joshua and Ryan discovered minimalism, allowing them to eliminate their excess material things so they could focus on life's most important things: health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.

©2015 Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (P)2016 Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

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Misleading title

The title is absolutely misleading! This book is about focusing on leading a more meaningful life and gives guidelines on nutrition, workout, relationships, finding your passion, contributing positively to the world, etc...There is basically very little about minimalism itself. It could still be a great read if the advice were not so basic. I am pretty sure anyone who has read a few self-help books isn't going to learn much from this.

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  • Mark
  • 10/03/2017

Tight version of stuff you can learn on podcast

As with their other books, you probably don’t need it as the podcast covers the same material. But this is a tightly organized version of their message. I think it has a lot of value that other minimalism books miss because it focuses on the why. Why do you want to live a minimalist life? Just getting rid of your stuff doesn’t help because you'll just replace it, as happened to me after reading the Tidying Up books. This shows you the value of living a more deliberate life and the things you can improve (health, relationships. passions, growth, contributions to the world) with the extra time and money you'll have. Nothing stellar, just nuts and bolts. It was useful to me. Grade: A-

Excellent narration. I’m used to their voices from the podcast but Justin Malik is so good that I hear their voices in him now.

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  • Bryan Ausinheiler DPT,OCS,CSCS,FNS
  • 18/07/2017

Not what I was looking for

Should be titled: 5 values to live a meaningful life. I got this book thinking it would be about the philosophy and practical implementation of living with fewer things, what to get rid of, what to keep etc, there was none of this, instead it read like a life coaching book.

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  • Bryon S.
  • 20/12/2016

Great Book!

I enjoyed the message and the overall authenticity of the authors and their willingness to pay their experience forward. This book is a great opportunity to contemplate what is important in life and re-evaluate priorities. I would highly recommend it.

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  • David S Benson
  • 19/01/2017

Simplicity meets happiness!

My life is now simpler and happier! Many Thanks! Excellent narrator, thought process and message!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29/05/2017

Exellent Book. Highly Recommend.

Didnt kmow what to expect when i bought the book. thought it was simply a time management book. It is that on steroids. Gave me a lot to think about to add balance to my life.

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  • Joe and Sarah Anderson
  • 05/11/2018

Not what I was expecting

I thought this book would go through each and every room you have to help declutter and minimize. It does not do this at all. Talks about healthy / friendships / relationships. Not at all what I was looking for.

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  • Shawn Crowley
  • 02/11/2018

life changing.

loved it
makes sense and just get so much from this book. just read it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25/10/2018

Great Read!!!!

Great read, exactly what I needed in my life. 27 years old and have been struggling to find myself, I believe this book will help me to find more meaning in life.

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  • KirsiE
  • 19/10/2018

great content awful narration.

The content is really good but the narrator is awful. He sounds like he has a close pin on his nose and doesn't pause between sentences. I have to slow down the narration speed to understand and still cant listen for long. Slowing it down still puts sentences akardly close together. It is almost as if it was taped with one of those old dictation tapes where it automatically paused if there was a long period of quiet, and it often missed the first sound when the speaking restarted. I still have not been able to fully complete the book though I really want to. A different narrator would make all the difference.

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  • Lise N. Pellerin
  • 06/10/2018

A Life-changing View of Minimalism

I wasn’t prepared for the way minimalism was portrayed in this book. But, I was impressed with the authors’ views. It was obvious they live it.

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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 07/08/2018

Great to Start a new Life

great and interesting topic. i already lived a sort of minimalist life when it comes to things and clutter.

but there is more to it. i came across this book and the wonderful authors watching their documentary "minimalism".

the documentary, the book and the page all together are so meaningful and inspiring to me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17/01/2018

Uninspired

The narrator tells this “advice” in a very uninspired and monotonous way and runs through the book. Was very strenuous.
The “advice” that you get from the Minimalists is more a “you must do this” (i.e. you must have these 5 values because nothing else works) or else you will keep on failing. It’s like they have the only recipe. (Which is not true if you listen to their other books because they just copied from other minimalists and made it their own by using the same words and phrases again and again.)
It’s also up to you if you really want to purchase this because you could also listen to their podcasts for free where they tell you the same stuff over and over and over again.
I don’t think this added value to my life.

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  • Dominik
  • 18/10/2017

Inspiring Book

In a time where the book shelves and web is full with life-coaches and "gurus", this is the guide with everything you need to know for starting a fulfilled life. Lots of proven inspiration and easy applicable advice.

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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 27/08/2017

Great message and most importantly actionable

I loved this and audiobook and the film about minimalism. Would definitely recommend it and a similar book Power of Less by Leo Babauta.