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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 Show, NPR, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

This Is Why I Do What I Do

Why I Do What I Do

Days like today are unbelievably exciting. Sometimes it takes a year to create something meaningful, laboring day after tedious day until you’ve cobbled together something you’re proud of, something worthwhile, something great. And then, eventually, you get to experience the thrill of releasing that great thing to the world.

Today, my new book, Days After the Crash, is that thing—the piece of work I dedicated a painstaking year of my life to crafting. And although today marks the publication of this book (Kindle & Print), I don’t want to over-hype the product itself; I’d prefer to let you decide if it’s worth your time.

I will say this, though: I’ve never been happier with anything I’ve written. Literary fiction is my deepest passion, and I’ve never worked harder on attenuating a piece of writing in my life, laboring rigorously to whittle it down to its essence, crafting something meaningful and authentic and alive. And I’m filled with gratitude as I read the reassuring initial reviews that are already trickling in. But again, the book is free, so you can decide for yourself.

“Millburn’s prose is muscular and unflinching, lifting and purely-poetic.”

The Panamerican

Want to have a little fun with me? Yes? Good! I took my time with this book, and every sentence is carefully considered. Thus, it is brimming with tweetable lines. Share your choice quotes on Twitter using the hashtag #daysafterthecrash, and I’ll retweet and respond to my favorites. (Click the hashtag to see my current favorites and to interact with other readers.) Your turn. Ready? Go!

Want to help? If you enjoy the book, I’d appreciate a review on Amazon. Those reviews impact future purchases to a huge degree. Seriously, your vote counts! Also, feel free to share this book via social media and review on your blog; I’ll link to my favorite reviews. Thank you for adding value to my life; your support means the world to me.

Don’t read fiction? This book is free for two days—why not give it a shot? While its contents are appreciably different than the essays on this site, this book addresses the emotions we all endure during the peaks and valleys of our lives. Plus, it’s intentionally short; it can be read in a sitting or two.

Don’t own a Kindle? No problem! You can pick up the print version. Or the free Kindle version can be read using the Free Kindle Reader App for your Web Browser, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android.


Kindle ($1) · Paperback ($5) · Audiobook ($7)