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Essential: Essays by The Minimalists | [Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus]

Essential: Essays by The Minimalists

The best of The Minimalists. This audiobook by Joshua Fields Millburn&Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays - some short, some long - from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances, to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life.
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The best of The Minimalists. This audiobook by Joshua Fields Millburn&Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays - some short, some long - from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances, to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life.

©2011 Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus (P)2012 Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus

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    Rochelle 05-18-14
    Rochelle 05-18-14
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    "Amateur self-help"

    Listen to the sample before choosing this book. The narrator has a pompous, sing-song tone that sounds like he's got auto-tune permanently switched on.

    If only the narrator was the worst thing about this book.

    The book sounds like a poorly written blog converted into a book - which it is. The authors ought to have practised minimalism in their writing, with particular regard to their sentence structure. They use the most amount of words to convey the least meaning.

    One of the authors notes he hopes we won't think the advice is "banal platitudes". The choice of term is apt because that's exactly what the book contains. It is superficial & the writing demonstrates a lack of self awareness. It's negative, patronising, judgemental & evangelical.

    Several years ago I read about minimalism in an engaging & inspiring blog (not by these authors). I bought this book hoping to find that again & was disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Guerrero 06-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Listened in just one night."

    I'm not new to minimalism but discovered new things with this book. I recommend it even if you have read their essays before

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    David B. Cates 06-11-15
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    "Not a fan of Simon Whistler"
    What did you love best about Essential?

    The content.


    What other book might you compare Essential to and why?

    NA


    What didn’t you like about Simon Whistler’s performance?

    I don't think his voice is appropriate for the reading of the content. A minimalist enjoys the clean essence of everything, and Whistler's cockney accent and funky syllabic emphasis distracted and cluttered the listening -- which is counter the message of the content.


    What did you learn from Essential that you would use in your daily life?

    Lots.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Davidson Peoria, IL 12-23-14
    John Davidson Peoria, IL 12-23-14 Listener Since 2003
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    "Great summary of their website"

    I prefer to listen then read anyway. This was a great presentation and summary of all of the key points. The perfect place to start!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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