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Love People, Use Things

Written by: Joshua Fields Millburn,Ryan Nicodemus
Narrated by: Joshua Fields Millburn,Ryan Nicodemus
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Publisher's Summary

"The Minimalists show you how to disconnect from our conditioned material state and reconnect to our true essence: love people and use things. This is not a book about how to live with less, but about how to live more deeply and more fully." (Jay Shetty, number one New York Times best-selling author of Think Like a Monk)

As seen on the Netflix documentaries Minimalism and Less Is Now

This program is read by the authors

How might your life be better with less?

Imagine a life with less: less stuff, less clutter, less stress and debt and discontent - a life with fewer distractions. Now, imagine a life with more: more time, more meaningful relationships, more growth and contribution and contentment - a life of passion, unencumbered by the trappings of the chaotic world around you. What you’re imagining is an intentional life. And to get there, you’ll have to let go of some clutter that’s in the way.

In Love People, Use Things, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus move past simple decluttering to show how minimalism makes room to reevaluate and heal the seven essential relationships in our lives: stuff, truth, self, money, values, creativity, and people. They use their own experiences - and those of the people they have met along the minimalist journey - to provide a template for how to live a fuller, more meaningful life.

Because once you have less, you can make room for the right kind of more.

A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books

©2021 Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Just watch the documentary

I enjoy the Minimalists, but this book rewrites the same content. I know their journey, I have heard it hundreds of times and honestly could not listen to the story over again.

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Great listen

Loved it. A few points were a bit pretentious but I liked most of the messages shared by the authors.

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  • 2021-08-22

Their Best Work Yet!

Perhaps it was the vulnerability that really brought the authentic message home. I really enjoyed this book and will likely listen to it again. Motivational.
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Beautiful, Practical, and Eye opening

Josh and Ryan beautifully describes their upbringing and how minimalism has helped their lives from fixing their relationship with stuff to using minimalism in relationships and self development/realization, very well written and intimate. Their voices put a true authentic feeling in every listen. A very useful book, made by people I love. Thank you

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  • EHMnicke
  • 2021-07-16

Everything I've been looking for.

I preordered this book knowing the authors would put out good work. It over exceeded every expectation!

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  • Connie
  • 2021-07-14

Deep dive into a meaningful life

Thought provoking, with real life examples that provide a frame work to examine our individual lives.

Well done!

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  • Anne P.
  • 2021-07-19

Amazing!!!!

Amazing book that makes you think and reconsider how you live. Liked it so much, will probably listen to again and take notes. Thank you for this great book that focuses on the simplicity of life and how to reset our value of things.

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  • ERIN ELIZABETH HYLAND
  • 2021-07-14

A necessary read, delightful & insightful

Brilliant writers sharing the for story of the abundance found in living with less. They don’t shy away from past mistakes, in fact they dive in. I’m ordering this for friends as it provided a lot of value.

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  • Jay
  • 2021-07-13

Yay! Finally out

Just started listening and wow! Keep up the awesomeness, thank you for this. Much love

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  • J.Z.
  • 2022-05-04

not much new

not a whole lot in this biok I haven't already read or heard them say alteady. Was a lot of repetition and not much novel. not my favorite of their work.

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  • Linda
  • 2021-07-26

Minimalism is a Way of Life

Little did I know when I started to explore Minimalism many years ago with Joshua and Ryan, that I would really be changing my life for the better long term. The minimalist’s latest book does not disappoint. This book is so much more than decluttering your life of excess, it is about keeping a laser focus on what is truly important in life. Its about being the best version of yourself. Beautifully written and heartfelt. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for growth in any area of their life.

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  • Mulle
  • 2021-07-24

Taking it to the next level

After the declutter of your things, perhaps you want to take minimalisme to the next level, and for example want to declutter your relationships, health and find meaning in creativity. This book offers a perspective of that.

I follow the Minimalist, and I have read all their books, so some of the content in this book was not new to me, which was fine, while it had a debt, that I have been longing for. And I loved the openharted hornesty in their personal stories.

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  • Jaime Sampson
  • 2021-07-23

Audiobook was great-almost want it in print too.

Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book. I love the mindset of the authors and the pointed questions, tips and tricks. I do a lot of this already, but hearing Josh and Ryan acknowledge their imperfections along the minimalist journey made it easy to forgive myself and keep trying to live a better, more intentional, and less cluttered life (mentally and physically).

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  • Desiree
  • 2021-07-23

Amazing

I really loved this book! So many eye opening statements! Must read/listen! Definitely a favorite!

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