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I really wanted to love this book after reading the list of chapters and sample, but felt like I learnt nothing at all. Each chapter is a very superficial skim over each topic, without any new or interesting additions above and beyond common sense. I found myself skim-reading by 65% of the way through, as I could tell exactly what each small chapter would say simply from the title and felt like I could have written it myself. There is then a summary at the end of each chapter, even though the chapters themselves were very short. If you have not considered minimalism at all before and this is your very first time thinking about it, then the book may be a useful guide to trimming down your life. But if you have read any other book on minimalism, or it's something you are in the process of, I think it will be hard to find value in this book.
I've not learnt much new but wish I had heard these ideas 20 years ago! It sums up everything I've encountered, from minimalism to stoicism, over the years by learning it the hard way. Perhaps books like these should be taught at secondary school, would make a perfect pshe topic.
A gorgeous book- lots of quick takeaway tips and longer term food for thought. The author is not all preachy like some other similar books I have read, but embraces her own ‘lightly’ philosophy in the way she shares information. Thank you for writing this book. 🙏🏻
Having spent my entire adult life collecting and keeping anything and everything "just in case," I read through this book with awe. It was like being given permission to let go of those things that have been a huge weight in my life, and helping me identify just what those items, thoughts, ways of being were.