Book Review: "Everything That Remains"

Want to know what Free to Pursue thinks about The Minimalists' book "Everything That Remains"?

I gave the book a 4.5 out of 5 Rockstar rating.

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus's memoir takes the reader on a journey from their early days to the present as each, in their own way, went about building the life they thought they wanted: getting the right job, marrying the right girl, buying the right house, car and stuff--only to find out that the life they built for themselves wasn't at all what they wanted. It might have looked like the perfect life to others, but inside they were broken, empty vessels. They'd lost themselves by spending too much time looking from the outside in instead of the inside out.

Their experience informed the recommendations they provide to their readers. Among these:

  1. We are not our stuff
  2. Relationships matter more than anything
  3. Everything that is not essential to us in the present is a distraction

I would encourage anyone who does or doesn't already live a downsized lifestyle to read this book, or at least watch their documentary "Minimalism" and/or their TEDx Talks.

To find out more about the book, read my full review here.