Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus aka ‘The Minimalists’, gave everything up for a more simple lifestyle, their latest release ‘Everything that Remains describes their journey.
Best friends Joshua and Ryan are currently touring their new book and will be popping into Oxfam King’s Heath bookshop, this Friday 17th October, to discuss the book and sign copies at the High St store from 7pm.
Having previously led a life rich with material possession the memoir recounts what followed their decision to ‘give it all up’ for a much more basic lifestyle.
Describing the origins of the book, Josh said: ‘In 2011, age 30 I left my boring corporate career. In theory I had it all but that didn’t bring me happiness. After discovering minimalism, I decided to pursue something more fulfilling.”
The pair, currently on a 100 date, international book tour describe ‘Everything that Remains’ as not a how- to but a why-to book.
Ryan adds: “The book delves into what happened when we decided to let go of possessions- the things we didn’t need and the impact this has had on our lives.”
Joshua continues: “Letting go of all the things I did not need meant I was able to discover what was really important to me. ‘Everything that Remains’ chronicles our journey and explores the ideas around minimalism.”
The Oxfam shop on High St has begun a series of book readings, which began with Birmingham Poet- Laureate David Hart.
Oxfam Kings Heath Bookshop Manager, Ladi Dell’aira said: “We’re really happy to welcome The Minimalists to our on-going series of author readings. It’s great to have authors in store to talk about their books and we’re looking forwarded to hearing about Joshua and Ryan’s
This event is free.