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
Loved it.....started minimalizing as I have head set on listening. Very excited about giving my time to the more important things/people.
Good Job....I mean good adding value to my life.
Fascinated by their stories after watching the documentary "Minamalism". Listened to it in two days. Really spoke to me with all the aspects of their life they examined and how they approached the decision to purge the things that did not align with their current values.
"Love their work, but mediocre book"
These guys are very good. I listen to all their podcasts and rate their stuff highly. However, I was expecting a lot from this book so ended up disappointed. It's nothing special, it satisfied my curiosity and I can say I've read it now but it was average. I found some their other essays a little better . It's ok and they are worth supporting but it is just ok as a read. Glad I got it, or I'd still be wondering, but not really impressed, nothing new in it.
"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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