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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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-05-17

mumbling narrator destroys great content

the minimalists have some great content, but here the mumbling narrator destroys it. I'd suggest listening to their podcasts instead, they're significantly more engaging.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Julien Coullet on 05-02-18

Useful now, amazing later

Excellent complementary material to the documentary, highly recommended to anyone feeling overloaded with unnecessary stuff.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 25-02-17

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.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Tate Bredenkamp on 14-05-17

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.

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