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Everything That Remains

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By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus

Asymmetrical Press
Retail Price $16.99
Amazon Price: $14.52

Book Description:

“Like Henry David Thoreau, but with Wi-Fi.” -Boston GlobeWhat if everything you ever wanted isn’t what you actually want?

Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn’t anymore.

Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage in the same month, Millburn started questioning every aspect of the life he had built for himself. Then, he accidentally discovered a lifestyle known as minimalism…and everything started to change.

That was four years ago. Since, Millburn, now 32, has embraced simplicity. In the pursuit of looking for something more substantial than compulsory consumption and the broken American Dream, he jettisoned most of his material possessions, paid off loads of crippling debt, and walked away from his six-figure career.

So, when everything was gone, what was left?

Not a how-to book but a why-to book, Everything That Remains is the touching, surprising story of what happened when one young man decided to let go of everything and begin living more deliberately. Heartrending, uplifting, and deeply personal, this engrossing memoir is peppered with insightful (and often hilarious) interruptions by Ryan Nicodemus, Millburn’s best friend of twenty years.


I have read a lot of books on simplifying. This is the first one that spoke directly to me. It’s also the only one I’ve found that addressed the real issue – that you must simplify from the inside out. The author lays out the reasons why and affirmations to help you through the process.  This is one of those books I plan on reading each year to ensure the message stays with me – it’s that good.

~Reviewed by Anthony C.


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