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Essential: Essays by the Minimalists

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Publisher's Summary

The best of the Minimalists!

This book by Joshua Fields Millburn and 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.

©2015 Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (P)2016 Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

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    Amazon Customer London, UK 09/05/2017
    Amazon Customer London, UK 09/05/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "great content, I can't stand the narrator"

    I love the content, but some combination of the narrator accent/mumbling/poor recording equipment with hissing sibilant made this a chore to listen to. by comparison, the podcast with Ryan and Josh themselves are great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Neil Jenkins 27/04/2017
    Neil Jenkins 27/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspiring"

    Inspiring writing. Has already driven me to make beneficial changes in my life. Thank you.

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    Craig Ogston 15/03/2017
    Craig Ogston 15/03/2017
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    "Fantastic!"

    Really eye-opening! Can't wait to get started on my new minimalist lifestyle! I recommend anyone to pick up their son read through it!!!!

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  • Mark
    Reno, NV, United States
    25/02/17
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    "Podcast is better"

    I like The Minimalists — a lot. They’ve changed my life. As for this books of the “essential” essays cultivated from their blog, it was just all right. They are short and good for reading one or two before bed, and I think it may be too easy to dismiss some of the essays without noticing that each one is often just a brushstroke in a broader picture. And that broader picture is awesome. But, honestly, I get more out of their podcast than I did from this book. Grade: B

    Narration is excellent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Balázs
    13/12/16
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    "Eye opening. Maybe my favorite for this year!"

    Hope that helps me on my way to a more meaningful life. Thanks for the authors I will definetly read this again, and I already made huge differences.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    Basel, Switzerland
    16/05/17
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    "Narrator speaks like he is on Meth"

    Reader speaks way to fast, like he in a race. The result is that diction suffers and there are times when I had no idea what was said. Content, when understandable, was great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Julian/Katrina Cebanos Galvan
    11/01/17
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    "Powerful"

    In addition to their podcasts this book makes you analyze and question so many aspects of your life you never would have even given a second thought to. Thank you for sharing your lives and ideas, it has help myself and my family take positive steps forward to have a more meaningful and intentional life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Janice Windt
    07/12/16
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    "Beautiful. Just beautiful. Thank-you "

    I've been following the Minimalists for some time now. This book articulates the many reasons for the impact they have had on my life and so many others. Beautifully written.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maksym
    01/06/17
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    "Great book on minimalism."

    Not only removal of things, but also removal of all clutter in you life in general - main idea of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clifford Wayne Garner
    17/05/17
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    "Enough with the Credits"

    I could not understand why there was a need to always start each individual chapter or Essay with the author's name when it's blatantly obvious who wrote the book, this made for a very difficult listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tate Bredenkamp
    Lincoln, NE
    14/05/17
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    "Redundant With Patches of Golden Truth"

    If you know anything about minimalism it is a philosophy that is inherently minimalistic. The essays is this book are more like a personal journal of particularly Joshua Fields Millburn in which he has to repeatedly remind himself of what is truly important in life. While I can see the necessity and value of such an exercise in his own life it presents itself as quite redundant for the listener. The most enjoyable and impactful aspect of the book by far are the stories of others practicing forms of the minimalist philosophy which brought so much meaning to their lives. Not the impersonal mantras. My advice: don't buy the audiobook. Buy a physical copy, read it slowly over months, and then give it away. As a kind of book of proverbs, perhaps it will be perceived as less tedious by the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. M 4 short
    20/03/17
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    "Keeper"

    While I don't agree with 100% of this book, a solid 98% resonates with me.

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  • Ian Hutchinson
    01/03/17
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    "Essential is essential"

    It should be a text of schools, university's and life. A philosophy for living that everyone should consider.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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