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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 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: September 2012 ISBN:
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At age 30, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, left their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on life's most important aspects. And they never looked back.

This book's foreword and first chapter examine Joshua and Ryan's backgrounds, their troubled pasts, and their eventual spiral into depression. These chapters discuss why the authors didn't feel fulfilled by their careers and why they turned to society's idea of living: working ridiculous hours, wastefully spending money, living paycheck to paycheck. Instead of finding their passions, they pacified themselves with ephemeral indulgences, inducing a cocaine-like high that didn't last far past the checkout line.

And then, after a set of life-changing events, they discovered minimalism, which allowed Joshua and Ryan to eliminate life's excess and focus on the essential things in life.

The subsequent chapters explore their journey into a lifestyle known as minimalism and discusses why these two successful businessmen eschewed their excess stuff in favor of focusing on life's the more important aspects: health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.

The authors discuss how minimalism allowed them to focus on each area, citing personal examples of how they changed everything in their lives over a two year span, during which time they left their corporate jobs, got out of debt, changed their diets, started exercising regularly, strengthened their core relationships, established exciting new relationships, began pursuing their passions, contributed to more people, and found ways to be content and happy with their lives.

The final chapter, Confluence of Meaning, binds together these five dimensions and asks the reader important questions about his or her life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pinta Natiar | 10/24/2013

    " I like the idea about minimalism. It's quite brief. This book is good for those who are looking practical advice about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Billy Martin | 8/1/2013

    " I like The Minimalists blog more. This book seems more advice-driven. Their blog is more about their own experiences, which I find to be more enjoyable to read. Regardless, it's still interesting to ready. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melyssa | 7/17/2013

    " I'm working on living a clutter-free life and focusing on developing relationships with positive people. This book, and the associated blog, is a guide to help me in my journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jedidiah | 6/1/2013

    " Found some helpful ideas in the book that maybe wouldn't have been so apparent from their blog, but overall I enjoy reading their blog more. I truly appreciate their perspective and how they share their take on minimalism, and I look forward to seeing what they will create in the future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen Boutry | 3/21/2013

    " Love the blog and the idea, but not impressed by the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roland Martinez | 1/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I have followed the minimalists blog for a few months. I thought the book really distilled their philosophy very well and gave me some ideas for changes I want to make. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luca Conti | 10/10/2012

    " not the best book about minimalism but full of good ideas "

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