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What if everything you ever wanted isn't what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn't anymore.
Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage, Millburn started questioning the life he had built for himself.
Then he discovered minimalism...and everything started to change.
Four years later, Millburn had embraced simplicity. In the search for something more substantial than compulsory consumption and the broken American dream, he jettisoned most of his material possessions, paid off loads of crippling debt, and walked away from his six-figure career.
Once everything was gone, what was left? Not a how-to book but a why-to book, Everything That Remains is the touching, surprising story of what happened when one young man decided to let go of everything and begin living more deliberately. Heart-rending, uplifting, and deeply personal, this engrossing memoir is peppered with insightful interruptions by Ryan Nicodemus, Millburn's best friend of 20 years.
©2014 Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus (P)2017 Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
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By Mark on 03-10-17

Audio is best format for this

Big overlap with their podcast content but this is a good telling of how The Minimalists became The Minimalists, although it’s mostly about Joshua’s journey. I think the audio version is probably the best format because Ryan’s words are handled as footnotes, and in the audio version, they are read right where they should go, maintaining the flow better, IMO. Grade: A-

Excellent narration.

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By Anonymous User on 07-26-17

Excellent Story

The story, writing style, and narration are all fantastic. Very enjoyable and impactful. I have read it four times already.

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By Rosie on 02-13-17

The Way Of The Future

I had already started down the minimalist road a couple of years ago but listening to Josh and Ryan's book helped bring some more things into focus. I realized I was unhappy, working long hours in a job i didn't like to pay for lots of stuff it turns out i didn't even need.

Today my life is much simpler and happier. I ditched all the stuff I didn't need and as a result have to work much less and in a job I actually enjoy because I could afford to do what I wanted to do instead of chasing the big bucks in a job I had to do.

I recommend everyone to look at the work of these 2 guys and take some of it away with you. A simple stuff free and stress free life is defiantly the way of the future.

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By Kris Indriks on 01-06-18

average memoir, not inspiring regarding minimalism

didn't like how they talk about women. they didn't talk much on minimalism. too much bragging about their achievements.

this book is mostly a memoir about the author finding his passion. minimalism isn't his passion but it helped him find it. the book doesn't talk much about minimalism at all.

I mainly didn't like it because of the interruptions. they are pointless and do not add value, despite the authors talking about adding value all the time.

I listen to their podcast and have seen their documentary but I'm really falling out of love with these two. I think they mean well but I can't relate to them.

perhaps this will be a great book for someone who is financially successful but who isn't happy. you might relate more to their story from my background it's hard to relate to their story and self discovery.

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By Nives on 03-15-17

Fascinating and well written

A great memoir written in an easy to read style, which takes the reader on a journey ultimately leading them to really take a long hard look at themselves

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By Sharlene spiller on 02-28-17


This book is fantastic. I didn't want it to finish and the narration is done extremely well

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