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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

A Day in the Life of a Minimalist

A Day, Photo by Adam Dressler

Like a good dessert, sometimes you have to save the best for last.

Suffice it to say, everything has changed in my life in the last three years. After my mother died in October 2009 and my marriage ended a month later, I began questioning everything: my material possessions, my career, my goals, my health, my relationships, my path in life. Around the same time, I discovered minimalism.

In those three years, I’ve written more than 300 essays about minimalism and intentional living. I wrote about my journey, my failures, my lessons, and everything I’ve learned during my transformation.

I already published two essay collections over the years, but I intentionally saved the best for last. My new 208-page book, A Day in the Life of a Minimalist is my sixth book (third essay collection), but it is my first solo nonfiction release, and in more ways than one, it contains the best nonfiction I’ve ever written.

A Day in the Life of a Minimalist is available for the first time today, via Kindle ($7), Paperback ($10), and audiobook ($15). I’d love for you to pick up a copy, leave a review, and share it with a friend using any of the social media/email buttons at the bottom of this announcement.

More than anything, I hope this book adds value to your life. If it does, I’d appreciate a review on Amazon. Those reviews help me spread the message.

And I’d be happy to sign a copy for you during our Holiday Happiness Tour.

Back-of-the-Book Synopsis

At age 30, Joshua Fields Millburn left his six-figure career, ditched most of his material possessions, and started focusing on life’s most important aspects. Once he embraced his newfound minimalist lifestyle, he never looked back.

In the years since the author adopted a minimalist lifestyle, he has written more than 300 essays on the subject of simple living. A Day in the Life of a Minimalist is a collection of his best, most important individual writings—rethought and edited specifically for this book.

This 208-page book contains 50 essays about living a meaningful life with less stuff, including “The Short Guide to Getting Rid of Your Crap,” “The Commodification of Love,” “Letting Go of Shitty Relationships,” and the title essay. Collectively, these essays are purposefully organized into nine sections—lifestyle, goals, experiments, clutter, relationships, changes, philosophy, consumer culture, and work—covering a variety of topics, viewpoints, and arguments within those themes.

Also included is a special forward written by Colin Wright (the man who introduced Millburn to minimalism), as well as an introduction by Joshua Fields Millburn and two unpublished essays that can’t be found anywhere else: “What If Everyone Was a Minimalist?” and “Work-Life Balance.”


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