What if everything you ever wanted isn't what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn't anymore.
Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage, Millburn started questioning the life he had built for himself.
Then he discovered minimalism...and everything started to change.
Four years later, Millburn had embraced simplicity. In the search for something more substantial than compulsory consumption and the broken American dream, he jettisoned most of his material possessions, paid off loads of crippling debt, and walked away from his six-figure career.
Once everything was gone, what was left? Not a how-to book but a why-to book, Everything That Remains is the touching, surprising story of what happened when one young man decided to let go of everything and begin living more deliberately. Heart-rending, uplifting, and deeply personal, this engrossing memoir is peppered with insightful interruptions by Ryan Nicodemus, Millburn's best friend of 20 years.
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Very pleased with this book, wish it was narrated by the author though.
When's the sequel out?
Just finished listening to this audiobook a few minutes ago. Absolutely wonderful writing! You can really tell you put your all into this.
...great reading too! I love Ryan's radio voice the reader does. Sort of creepy how much he sounds like him.
Anyway, thanks for changing my entire thought process on basically everything. I'm off to go make strides in the direction of living a more meaningful life.
....and probably purchase another audiobook. I'm totally digging 'em.
Everything that remains
Just finished this book. I really enjoyed it and it was very easy to. The last chapter summarized well the benefits of this approach to living life. Helped me to take inventory of what I am missing out on in life. Much gratitude to Josh and Ryan.