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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (79 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joshua Fields Millburn Narrator: Simon Whistler Publisher: Asymmetrical Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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At age 30, Joshua Fields Millburn left his six-figure career, ditched most of his material possessions, and started focusing on life's most important aspects. Once he embraced his newfound minimalist lifestyle, he never looked back.

Suffice it to say, everything has changed in Millburn's life in the last three years. After his mother died in October 2009 and his marriage ended a month later, he began questioning everything in his life: his material possessions, his career, his goals, his health, his relationships, his path in life. Soon he discovered minimalism.

In the three years since the author adopted a minimalist lifestyle, he has written more than 300 essays about minimalism and intentional living. He has written about his journey, his failures, his lessons, and everything he has learned during his transformation.

A Day in the Life of a Minimalist is a collection of his best, most important individual writings - rethought and edited specifically for this collection. This book contains 50 essays about living a meaningful life with less stuff, including The Short Guide to Getting Rid of Your Crap, The Commodification of Love, Letting Go of Shitty Relationships, and the title essay. Collectively, these essays are purposefully organized into nine sections - lifestyle, goals, experiments, clutter, relationships, changes, philosophy, consumer culture, and work - covering a variety of topics, viewpoints, and arguments within those themes.

Also included are a special forward written by Colin Wright (the man who introduced Millburn to minimalism) and an introduction by Joshua Fields Millburn, as well as two unpublished essays that can't be found anywhere else: What If Everyone Was a Minimalist? and Work-Life Balance.

These essays were written to encourage listeners to think critically about the excess in their lives, and ultimately, to take action towards living more intentionally. This colle... Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 11/13/2013

    " An excellent "primer" on minimalism and the transition to a minimalist mindset. I particularly liked the grouping of the essays as a way to highlight foci/themes in his overall work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikedariano | 10/17/2013

    " Good. As a collection of essays from blog posts goes you're bound to see some repetition but it didn't detract from the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 8/26/2013

    " Great ideas, overly repetitious delivery. Especially liked a few essays in the "Consumer Culture" section. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Beach | 8/10/2013

    " It was a quick, easy read. Left me motivated to cut the time wasters out of my life and get busy doing what I want to do with my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 8/9/2013

    " Great philosophy - many of the ideas are ones I already believe. Unfortunately, minimalism is not easy to put into practice with kiddos. I will begin to implement some of the ideas in this book, but it will be a long time until I get to minimalist nirvana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 8/1/2013

    " Refreshing. Although I don't agree with Millburn 100%, I think his perspective on life is rare and valuable. Although he does not seem to be a Christian, I think that many of his values are compatible with and desirable for those following Jesus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 6/12/2013

    " some good stuff but alot of repetition "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan Decker | 5/17/2013

    " Even though it can be repetitive at times (which the author warns about from the start), this book is inspirational and life-changing. It offers a very different perspective on life and causes the reader to re-evaluate their life, the decisions they make, and what they value. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel Greene | 4/24/2013

    " Good read and lots to think about. Could we all use a little less in our lives? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roland Martinez | 3/3/2013

    " JFM writes some mean non-fiction. Motivating, helpful and a good reminder of how to live a meaningful life. "

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