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The Minimalists: Essential Essays

The Minimalists: Essential Essays [Kindle Edition]

Joshua Fields Millburn , Ryan Nicodemus
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Joshua and Ryan both jettisoned most of their material possessions at age 30 to pursue more meaningful lives. Essential Essays highlights essays from the first nine months of their journey into minimalism.

Essential Essays is an edited collection of 29 of The Minimalists' favorite essays about living a more meaningful life with less stuff. This collection also contains a special forward by Joshua and Ryan, as well as two bonus essays you can't find anywhere else: "Dealing with Overwhelm" and "Focus On What's Important."

The book is organized into seven interconnected themes: Living in the Moment, Emotional Health, Growth, Contribution, Taking Action, Passion and Mission, and Change and Experimentation. The order of this collection is deliberate; it is meant to be read from beginning to end. Doing so will result in a better overall experience--a different experience from reading these essays all over the web--connecting various concepts that might otherwise seem unconnected.

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 Radio, Zen Habits, and numerous other outlets. More info at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1217 KB
  • Print Length: 163 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1938793013
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Asymmetrical Press; 7th edition (24 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005O0JNQS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,860 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Minimalism Essential Essays - my review 30 April 2012
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A pleasant view of all things minimalist - an absolute tonic of a read.

To place yourself in these situations is all positive, absorb & act on, each piece of advice & train of thought is genuine, helpful & sincere - I get a lot from their website & mailouts, this being no exception. Whatever department of your life you feel is lacking, or in need of a spring clean or rethink, its all here - kick back, unwind, sit in silence & indulge yourself - who knows, it could change everything for you, I really believe that. Nice work lads :)
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I have been reading the essays on the website and this structured collection does a great job of combining these essays into a guide for including minimalism into your life. It's full of useful information, insight, humour and personal examples from the authors. If you feel that life is full of excess and you want to start to say "no thanks" to the endless cycle of working longer, harder for a bigger "better" way of life-this is the place to start!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 27 Sep 2011
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Not a long book, a minimalist one :) Seriously though, this is a great set of essays from some fascinating guys who have changed their lives completely and therefore speak from deep understanding. Well worth the small price tag.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book 2 Sep 2012
By kerry
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Really interesting read, a collection of essays on minimalism and living a meaningful life. Inspires me to want to learn more and venture more into the world of minimalism and makes me want to live a more meaningful life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really appreciated this book 12 Oct 2013
By Anna P
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As someone who yearns for a minimalistic life I loved this book and will refer to it often on my journey. Well written and succinct with profound throughs presented, well, minimally!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 26 April 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. They essays are on the website however it adds something extra to read them grouped under the different headings. Joshua Fields Milburn is a talented writer and his essays have made me question nearly everything in my life and reevaluate how I conduct it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!! 30 Jan 2013
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I love this short ebook, it's exceptionally well written, very entertaining and has brilliant motivational advice that you can actually put into practice! Awesome book! Read it,x
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good ideas but repetitive 5 Jan 2013
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I found this book useful but quite repetitive at times. I noted some valuable points and would recommend as a first read for budding minimalists.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great collection
This is a great collection of their minimalist essays. Whilst the majority of the essays can be found on their blog, i think the editorial insight into the selection that is used... Read more
Published 19 months ago by H C Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great essays
I've been reading The Minimalists blog for a while now and discovered it through the Zen Habits blog through a guest post. Read more
Published 19 months ago by SSP
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful for new and old minimalists
I have been interested in minimalism for a long time before I read this book and I still found it interesting. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Samantha Grayson
5.0 out of 5 stars Something I am always trying to do
Living simpler is never easy but something I am always trying to do. There is a beauty in having less and enjoying it more. Read more
Published 24 months ago by wisewords
5.0 out of 5 stars Let go and start living
These essays are little nuggets that will help you live a healthy and fulfilled life.
They are simple but profound behaviours that if you're brave enough to take up will see... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Mrs. S. King
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, real and applicable
I regularly visit Millburn and Nicodemus's site - [...] - after stumbling upon minimalism around a year ago. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Ms. J. G. Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars most helpful self-help book I ever read
I really enjoyed reading these essential essays; I learn to look at life in a different angle after having read this amazing book. This book just plain made sense. Loved it!
Published on 14 Nov 2011 by Thejani Kapukotuwa
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