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The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Leo Babauta

Narrated By: Fred Stella

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: February 2012

Duration: 1 hours 58 minutes


"What is a minimalist life? It's one that is stripped of the unnecessary, to make room for that which gives you joy. It's a removal of clutter in all its forms, leaving you with peace and freedom and lightness. A minimalist values quality, not quantity, in all forms." So writes Leo Babauta, the creator of Zen Habits and author of The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life. A joy to read, this little book will help you clear out clutter, be content with less, and simplify your life--with tips on everything from creating a minimalist workspace to going paperless. In short, it will help you enjoy a simpler, happier life!


  • Katie K

    I found the content of this short book interesting and helpful. Already familiar with documentaries, blog posts and podcasts on minimalism, I was surprised at how specific his advice was. I think some folks would find this approach refreshing while others may find it too narrow and not as applicable to the average person. However, he did present some good ideas about simplifying and gave anecdotes on how he did it. The narrator was really terrible and overly dramatic, which made it difficult for me to focus on what the author had to say. However, since it was such a short book (just 2 hours of audio), it was bearable.

  • Kenton Hughes

    As a 50 year old father reflecting back on how I lived my life and those who lived a more minimalist lifestyle; This is the type of book I would highly recommend. The author did an excellent job of making helpful suggestions without preaching, allowing you to make easy incremental improvements in your life. Our greatest hidden treasure in life is our time and this book helps us to uncover it.

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