Everything That Remains - Joshua Fields Millburn

Everything That Remains

By Joshua Fields Millburn

  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 206 Ratings


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 in the same month, Millburn started questioning every aspect of the life he had built for himself. Then, he accidentally discovered a lifestyle known as minimalism…and everything started to change.

That was four years ago. Since, Millburn, now 32, has embraced simplicity. In the pursuit of looking 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.

So, when 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. Heartrending, uplifting, and deeply personal, this engrossing memoir is peppered with insightful (and often hilarious) interruptions by Ryan Nicodemus, Millburn’s best friend of twenty years.


  • Powerful read

    By MissingNeverland
    Don't let the term memoir fool you (I normally find memoirs boring). This is a powerful read. How lucky these authors are to have discovered the true meaning of life at such a young age. Read on and share!
  • Mahalo!!

    By Ragged Glory
    Finished reading Minimalism, Live a Meaningful Life and Everything that Remains. A real eye opener with factual information that can help anyone with an open mind. Next up, Essentials. Love you guys! T.S. Honolulu, Hawaii
  • great read!!!

    By Dahulk57
    love to read these guys! so down to earth! keeps me focused on what's important in my life.
  • Guidance for all

    By dslkfjsd
    Thoughtful and expressive. Any person who wishes to reevaluate their life and pursue alternate lifestyles should read this book. Minimalism comes alive!
  • Fantastic

    By Stewart711
    Really enjoyed this book! Made me think differently about several things including goals and what's really important. Highly recommend.
  • Highly recommend!

    By Texas BSN
    Very few books keep me engaged like this one. I almost didn't want to come to end as I was reading the last pages. But like Ryan mentions at the end, the end is just the beginning. I love that it has allowed to focus on the things that matter, which aren't really things at all.
  • Worthwhile read

    By Katie Roe
    Excellent series. Read all 3!
  • The Minimalists

    By CCRW1205
    These guys are the best!
  • Great read

    By Anthonyvanv
    This book was so easy to listen to. It was very inspiring.
  • Memoir with insight

    By rjac3four
    The insight and "nuggets" that you can take away and apply to yourself are well placed within an interesting memoir.