Today marks the publication of our newest book, Simplicity: Essays. To keep it—ahem—simple, this 152-page book is simply $5 on Kindle (less than lunch). Simplicity is also available in high-quality trade paperback ($10).
(UPDATE: the book is now only $1 on Kindle and $7 in paperback. Yay!)
Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus left their six-figure careers, jettisoned many of their material possessions, and started focusing on life’s most important aspects. And they never looked back.
Simplicity: Essays is The Minimalists’ fifth book and second essay collection, a follow-up to their bestselling book Minimalism: Essential Essays. In the two years since the authors embraced simpler lives, they have written more than 200 essays on the subject of simple living. Simplicity: Essays serves as a “best of” collection for their most important collaborative writings.
This 152-page book contains 46 edited and revised essays about living a meaningful life with less stuff, including “Getting Rid of Gifts,” “Asking Friends & Family to Embrace Change,” and “I Am Not the Center of the Universe.” It also includes a special foreward by The Minimalists and two unpublished essays that can’t be found anywhere else: “Simplicity” and “The Worst Christmas Ever.”
The order of the essays in this collection is deliberate; they are meant to be read in sequence from beginning to end. Doing so will result in an experience that is different from reading these essays individually throughout the web, connecting various concepts that may otherwise seem unconnected.
These essays were written to encourage readers to think critically about the excess in their lives and, ultimately, to take action towards living more intentionally. This collection is short enough to be read in a few sittings, or it can be digested slowly, reading one essay a day for six weeks, applying its principals each day to your own life.
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