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"What is a minimalist life? It's one that is stripped of the unnecessary, to make room for that which gives you joy. It's a removal of clutter in all its forms, leaving you with peace and freedom and lightness. A minimalist values quality, not quantity, in all forms." So writes Leo Babauta, the creator of Zen Habits and author of The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life. A joy to read, this little book will help you clear out clutter, be content with less, and simplify your life - with tips on everything from creating a minimalist workspace to going paperless. In short, it will help you enjoy a simpler, happier life!

©2009 Leo Babauta (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Delivered again

Leo Babauta always has something to say that makes life just a little bit richer.

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Good, quick listen

Really enjoyed this audio book. To the point with some good ideas to implement

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  • margaret
  • 09-04-12

Inspiring

I loved this audio. I refer to it again and again. There is always some thing to learn from it. I really love rational minimalism and this is wonderful way to start and continue with it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-11-16

Some good points but a little radical

Some of the points were good and clear. When he dove into eating and working out, as an athlete I felt he should have not commented on this as these areas are very personal to the individual.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-17

Good Advice

This a great audiobook filled with advice on how to live a minimalist lifestyle. The author covers most aspects of life that can benefit from reducing materialism.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-01-21

A good starting point, but the narrator...

Great information for those wanting to begin with the minimalist lifestyle. The narrator sounds like a robot which makes it difficult to focus on the info. I had to go back and listen to parts because his voice is so distracting. I'd much rather listen to Leo read his own book.

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  • Emma Shipp
  • 08-10-20

very well done in a minimalist form

everything about this book was great! I would recommend this book to anyone who would like a complete understanding of minimalism. especially if they are beginner. well done.

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  • ElBoujbaoui, Saphouan
  • 04-07-20

Minimalist life way

Leo is explaining his way in to have a minimalist way : Alone, family, work, etc...

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  • Daniel Vermeer
  • 10-12-19

Gradual, peaceful, logical

Gradual, peaceful and logical progression to minimalism without any feeling of insistence or overwhelming feeling! Excellent as a reminder of back to basics as well!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-19

short chapters

the book has good paseing and good energy in the reading. While I can find the information online, it's nice having it contained in one audiobook. How I use the book is while listening I de-clutter. Good book for the price.

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  • condiosluzverde
  • 10-07-18

useful.

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  • Lorestream
  • 31-10-16

Robotic narration, obvious advice

While Babauta has a few gems of insight, this admitted collection of blog posts is largely composed of fairly obvious advice - though as someone who doles out advice on how to reduce expenses and the importance of savings at work I am admittedly a bit biased there. The few useful bits come early on and the point of continuing drops off swiftly.

Additionally, Fred Stella's narration is stilted and robotic. I do appreciate his enunciation, but he takes it a bit far, and in the few places where Babauta uses some dry humor rather than reiteration that his advice may not apply to you, which may have actually made me chuckle, Stella's emotionless delivery sucks the humor out.

On the whole, quite disappointing.

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