Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £19.99

Buy Now for £19.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

As seen on the Netflix documentaries Minimalism and Less Is Now.

How might your life be better with less?

Imagine a life with less: less stuff, less clutter, less stress and debt and discontent - a life with fewer distractions. Now, imagine a life with more: more time, more meaningful relationships, more growth and contribution and contentment - a life of passion, unencumbered by the trappings of the chaotic world around you. What you're imagining is an intentional life. And to get there, you'll have to let go of some clutter that's in the way.

In Love People, Use Things, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus move past simple decluttering to show how minimalism makes room to re-evaluate and heal the seven essential relationships in our lives: stuff, truth, self, money, values, creativity and people. They use their own experiences and those of the people they have met along the minimalist journey to provide a template for how to live a fuller, more meaningful life.

Because once you have less, you can make room for the right kind of more.

©2021 Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"The Minimalists show you how to disconnect from our conditioned material state and reconnect to our true essence: love people and use things. This is not a book about how to live with less, but about how to live more deeply and more fully." (Jay Shetty, number one New York Times best-selling author of Think Like a Monk)

More from the same

Author

What listeners say about Love People, Use Things

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    39
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    34
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    30
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The Preface Stops You In Your Tracks

Well July 13th, - here we are awaiting the drop! The Minimalist Love People Use Things has arrived - Yeah!
Lets get going no time to review because I am transfixed with the opener will review once digested, regurgitated and then re-ingested.

See you on the other side of what has started as an epic sequence of well crafted ideas and offers s a novel grasp of the links between everyday life and the necessity of LESS.

Sian Imperial

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant as expected

The Minimalists have been a great inspiration for me since I discovered them a few years ago. Their books, documentaries, blogs and podcasts helped me to re-evaluate the meaning of the “stuff” I have and to live a bit more meaningful life. I am not minimalist just yet, but I got rid of plenty of useless things and freed myself from the majority of my clutter. I was waiting for this new book to come and it didn't disappoint. Great inspiration and pleasure to listen to Joshua and Ryan, and I absolutely loved the exercise part of it where you can answer questions or do tasks. Well done, guys.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Love these guys

Watched the movie on NETFLIX originally

Key takeaways for me:

Get out and stay out of DEBT
(Dave Ramsey Show & baby steps are helpful)

Do I need SO MUCH stuff…?

Like that they narrated too 😊

This discussion will change my children’s life.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another great read from The Minimalists

Taking simplifying to the next level. It's not just about stuff, it's about life. Uncomplicating your life to live a more intentional and meaningful one, rather than existing miserably in a mountain of stuff, unfulfilled relationships and without authenticity.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

soulful read

really loved this book! I enjoyed listening to Joshua's voice, they both presented the audio well. I like the fact the book came with a worksheet because I preordained it and look forward to doing the work. Good book that I can see coming back to re-read over and over!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another great insight from the Minimalists

Brilliant narration and storytelling. I always learn something listening to these guys, great book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Enjoyable and a catalyst for change.

I have been following these guys for a while now and they have brought so much wisdom to my household. We are in the process of ridding our apartment of unnecessary items. However, the book goes further and has really helped me understand my values and helped me create a family ethos where we can understand what we want in life and what's important. cheers guys.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Wasn't what i was expecting

Would of preferred hearing much more from Ryan, thought it would be similar to the great podcasts talking between each other and sharing the narration, but felt more like I was listening to a long story/journal memories which wasn't what I expected.
Some helpful tips dotted throughout but overall learnt more from their films and other books.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Life changing

I listen to the podcast but the book deals with the concept and message more in depth. It is 3am and I cant stop listening. I restarted my membership for this book. Worth the monthly credit!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Weilun
  • Weilun
  • 16-08-21

At times hard to understand.

Largely just a motivational self-help book.

JFM has the tendency to use of flower words and sentencr structure and that can make it hard to understand at times.

Writing style looks good, sure.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-21

Phenomenal!

I'm only on chapter 1 and I am beyond excited by how much value it has already added to my life!