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The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 3 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.

Praise for The Minimalists

The Minimalists, photo by Adam Dressler

“Like Henry David Thoreau, but with Wi-Fi.”
Boston Globe

Paring down, branching out.
-Chicago Tribune

“A better life, by having fewer possessions.”
Seattle Times

“Minimalism has brought happiness to [these] two former executives.”
Vancouver Sun 

“It’s about more than possessions; it’s about reaching into your value system.”
Las Vegas Review-Journal

“They just might give you a hug.”
Dayton Daily News

“Regaining control by limiting consumption and living more meaningful lives.”
Forbes

“The best way to find happiness is to get rid of almost everything.”
CBS This Morning

“Perhaps it’s a good time to sit back and look at how we can all live with less.”
USA Today

“Less has become so much more … Let’s call it minimalism+.”
Elle Canada

“Minimalists make the most of living with very little.”
Chicago Sun-Times 

“The path to a richer, if less cluttered, life.”
Globe & Mail

“Less is more, even during the holidays.”
San Francisco Examiner

“Passionate about helping people.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Minimalists maximize lives by letting go selectively.”
Austin American-Statesman

“Frugality so satisfying.”
Wall Street Journal

“Two former corporate professionals who willingly walked away from handsome salaries and material-laden lifestyles at the end of their 20s, to live ‘a meaningful life’ with less stuff.”
Business Insider

“By getting rid of everything they don’t need, [The Minimalists] concentrate on the things in life that are truly important to them.”
Missoulian

“Free up more time for your family and ultimately simplify your life.”
Colorado Parent Magazine

“Some serious wisdom about living a happier life.”
Miami New Times

“Living a better life … with less stuff.”
National Post

“Eliminating the unnecessary stuff that clutters the mind and controls life.”
Mint.com

“Learn a thing or two from The Minimalists.”
Village Voice

“Their message might make it easier to find yourself.”
ABC Action News

“How to have it all, with less.”
Huffington Post

“Helping us end our obsession with stuff.”
LA Weekly

“A more uncluttered existence.”
Orlando Sentinel

“Poster boys for the minimalist movement.”
Epoch Times

“Putting energy into passions and relationships can lead to a well-curated life.”
Charleston City Paper

“Paring down opens up a clearer path to more time, more financial stability, and a more ‘intentional’ existence.”
Tampa Bay Times

“The joy of living with less.”
BBC

“Minimalism brings maximum satisfaction.”
The Oklahoman

“Preaching the gospel of simplicity.”
New Orleans Advocate

“[The Minimalists] inspire readers to take stock of their earthly possessions and question what is truly necessary to live a good life.”
Library Journal

“Pursuing the things about which they are passionate, rather than simply accumulating things.”
Tulsa World

“The most important things are free.”
Birmingham News

“Sometimes, retail therapy isn’t all that therapeutic.”
Miami Herald

“Minimalism doesn’t have to be dramatic or life altering.”
Yahoo!

“Duo preaches the gospel of less.”
Las Vegas Weekly

“Live with less to make room in your life for more of whatever matters most.”
Dallas Morning News

“Meet Generation M.”
Toronto Star

“[The Minimalists] offer lessons on things like solitude, volunteerism, the importance of community and other aspects of a more meaningful life.”
Houston Press

“Own less stuff to enjoy more life.”
San Antonio Express-News

“It’s important to know what you value in your life and make them the priority.”
Los Angeles Daily News

“Letting go of things that get in the way of happiness.”
Arizona Republic

“Less money + less stuff = more meaning.”
Salt Lake Magazine

“Millburn and Nicodemus seem to have struck a chord in a world consumed by consumerism.”
San Jose Mercury News

“A recipe to living more deliberately.”
SF Weekly

“Find more contentment.”
Salt Lake Tribune

“Minimalists offer a meaningful message.”
Des Moines Register

“Less really is more.”
Omaha World-Herald

“The poster children for living life more deliberately.”
Louisville.com

“Less stuff equals less maintenance.”
Indianapolis Star

“Giving it away now: the new minimalism of living with less.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Determined to live life with less money, less stuff, and more meaning.”
Columbus Dispatch

“The Return to Walden Pond.”
America Magazine

“The dangers of materialism, the wonders of letting go.”
Pittsburgh City Paper

“A new reaction to consumerism.”
Dayton City Paper

“Duo behind The Minimalists gets simplification.”
Greenville News

“The Minimalists advise on how to live well with less.”
MSNBC

“Less stuff, more happiness.”
Greenville Journal

“Does your life feel a little cluttered? These guys can help.”
Baltimore Sun

“Learning to live with the bare essentials is more than getting rid of a collection of old hats, unused cookbooks, and a pile of yellowing ticket stubs. It’s a mindset change.”
Metro

“Enough Stuff … Live with Less.”
WNYC, The Brian Lehrer Show

“Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus … have popularized the idea of earning less and having less.”
NBC News

“A farewell to clutter.”
Columbia Tribune

“Living life with less.”
Chronicle Herald

“Minimalists forgo possessions to live with what matters most.”
Portland Press Herald

“You won’t hear them spout Eckhart Tolle–esque mantras, although spiritual health is a distinct component of their message.”
iVillage

“With minimalism, people reduce their consumption, decrease their ecological footprint and advocate voluntary simplicity all in an attempt to find greater happiness, fulfillment and freedom.”
Express Milwaukee

“There’s a certain elegance in minimalism.”
The Social

“An approach to life that focuses on owning fewer things and prioritizing spiritual and personal growth.”
The Atlantic

“Minimalism is good for helping people to figure out what is important to them, helping them to be happy with who they are.”
AskMen.com

“Being a minimalist means getting rid of your crap but gaining so much more.”
SheKnows.com

“An emphasis on the things that offer greater meaning.”
Houston Chronicle

“When it’s cool to have nothing.”
New York Times

“With minimalism, you celebrate having less because you recognize that what you do have is what’s most important.”
Fast Company

“Minimalism might sound austere, but it doesn’t have to be. … It’s not about living with nothing, more about living with enough.”
Manchester Evening News

“They’re bringing millions with them on their quest for a more meaningful life beyond the excess.”
Perth Now

“If you stripped your life of ‘stuff—the toys, the electronics, the furniture, even the house—what would be left? That’s the question at the heart of Everything That Remains, a memoir by The Minimalists.”
NPR

“Minimalists: the boys who went back to basics.”
Irish Independent

“Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus gave up their big houses, fancy cars, and six-figure incomes to live more simply.”
CBC Radio