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The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 2 million readers. As featured on: CBS, BBC, NPR, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

The Minimalists Bio

The Minimalists, photo by Adam Dressler

What if everything you ever wanted isn’t what you actually want?

When they were twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus thought they had everything anyone could ever want.

Until they didn’t anymore.

When Joshua was blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage in the same month, and Ryan was faced with crippling debt and depression, both men started questioning every aspect of the lives they had built for themselves. Then, they accidentally discovered a lifestyle known as minimalism … and everything started to change.

In the pursuit of looking for something more substantial than compulsory consumption and the broken American Dream, Joshua and Ryan both walked away from six-figure careers and embarked on new journey. Since embracing simplicity as a lifestyle, they have written two bestselling books; co-founded Asymmetrical Press, a publishing house for the indie at heart; and have spoken at at Harvard Business School, SXSW, TEDx, Apple, World Domination Summit, and many other organizations, schools, and conferences. They are currently in the middle of a 10-month, 100-city international book tour to support their new memoir, Everything That Remains.

In just three years, Joshua and Ryan garnered an audience of more than 2 million readers at their website, TheMinimalists.com, where they write about living a meaningful life with less stuff. Their story has been featured in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, The AtlanticBoston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, National Post, Globe & MailLA Weekly, and on CBS This Morning, ABC, NBC, FOX, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, CBC, and dozens of other outlets.

Both born in 1981 and raised Dayton, Ohio, Joshua and Ryan now live in Missoula, Montana.

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