Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life


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Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life by Joshua Millburn

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things 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 & 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 & Ryan, authors of the popular website THE MINIMALISTS, 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 & 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615648224
Publisher: Asymmetrical Press
Publication date: 12/08/2011
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 48,029
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

THE MINIMALISTS, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, write essays about minimalism and living a meaning a meaningful life with less stuff for their online audience of more than 100,000 monthly readers. They have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CBS, NBC, FOX, NPR, CBC, Zen Habits, and numerous other outlets. More info at

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great companion to the movie and podcasts. No doom and gloom, just great ideas and information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very insightful , that guide you in ways like questions you should be asking yourself to lead a meaningful life. I saw their documentary and it was good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Changed my Outlook on life completely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great introduction to minimalism from two guys who've helped shape the modern definition of the word.
Linds26 More than 1 year ago
If you are considering minimalism, this is a must read.  It helps put perspective on many different aspects of life, not just material possessions. If you want to simplify life and enjoy more, you should definitely give this book a read.