Everything That Remains

A Memoir by The Minimalists

Author: Joshua Fields Millburn,Ryan Nicodemus

Publisher: Asymmetrical Press

ISBN: 1938793196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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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.
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Essential: Essays by The Minimalists

Author: Joshua Fields Millburn,Ryan Nicodemus

Publisher: Asymmetrical Press

ISBN: 1938793013

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 334

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The best of The Minimalists. This book by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays—some short, some long—from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances, to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life.
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Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Author: Joshua Fields Millburn,Ryan Nicodemus

Publisher: Asymmetrical Press

ISBN: 0615648223

Category: Self-Help

Page: 138

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Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life's most important things—which actually aren't things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what's truly important. In their debut book, Joshua & Ryan, authors of the popular website The Minimalists, explore their troubled pasts and descent into depression. Though they had achieved the American Dream, they worked ridiculous hours, wastefully spent money, and lived paycheck to paycheck. Instead of discovering their passions, they pacified themselves with ephemeral indulgences—which only led to more debt, depression, and discontent. After a pair of life-changing events, Joshua & Ryan discovered minimalism, allowing them to eliminate their excess material things so they could focus on life's most important "things": health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.
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As a Decade Fades

Author: Joshua Fields Millburn

Publisher: Asymmetrical Press

ISBN: 1938793021

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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People don't know how to love the ones they love until they disappear from their lives. As he approaches thirty, Jody Grafton's career as a singer-songwriter falls apart: he loses his record deal, his money, his fame--even his desire to create new music. While he stares at the rubble of his one-hit-wonder musical career, his mother is diagnosed with lung cancer, his marriage ends abruptly, and Jody starts drinking heavily to deaden his new reality. When he hasn't a single reason left to live, he attempts suicide and ends up in a psych ward where he's prodded with questions he isn't yet prepared to answer. Amid the tailspin, Jody receives a phone call from his recently estranged girlfriend and she has unexpected news: she's pregnant. As a Decade Fades begins with this phone call. As his twenties twilight, Jody Grafton grapples with loneliness, depression, lust, and infatuation while glancing at the mounting wreckage in his rearview. When he can't fit--or force--the pieces of his life back together, he leaves his native Ohio to search for answers in the most unlikely of places.
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How to Publish an Indie Book

An Asymmetrical Guide

Author: Asymmetrical Press

Publisher: Asymmetrical Press

ISBN: 1938793900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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We started Asymmetrical for a laundry list of reasons, but all those reasons point back to one underlying goal: Adding Value. If Asymmetrical has a single objective, that's it. We know that if we add enough value to enough people through Asymmetrical, then we'll be able to raise the tide of Independent Publishing, not just our own work, but Indie Publishing as a whole. That way everyone benefits; a rising tide lifts all boats. Adding Value is the reason we've put together this Guide. We want to prove to you that you needn't worship at the altar of the old guard, that you needn't "submit" to anyone. You can successfully publish on your own, soup to nuts, controlling every morsel of the Process. The present day is the most exciting time in history to be an Author. No longer are you beholden to the gatekeepers; no longer must you compromise your art. For the first time in publishing history, you are in control. We know this first hand. The Authors of this Guide aren't some hacks who just write about writing. Nope. Rather, when we weren't happy with the publishing landscape, we took matters into our own hands; we refused to wait for someone else's permission to publish our work. And guess what: we've been successful. We've published over 30 Books (nonfiction, fiction, and memoirs), several of which have been bestsellers; we've toured internationally; and we've established audiences larger than most Traditionally Published Authors. But that's because we're not just Authors, and neither are you. Over the course of is Guide, we’ll show you, based on our own experience as successful Independent Authors, how to publish an Indie Book. This book includes six chapters: 1. How to Write a Book2. How to Edit and Proofread Your Book3. How to Create a Book Cover, Author Bio, and Synopsis for Your Book4. How to Format Your Book for Print, Ebook, and Audiobook5. How to Distribute Your Book via Various Sales Channel6. How to Successfully Promote Your Book to an Audience
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Present Tense

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews

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Everything That's Interesting is New

The Dakis Joannou Collection

Author: Jeffrey Deitch,Louise Neri

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783893228171

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 304

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Everything that's Interesting is New presents The Dakis Joannou Collection which includes over two hundred works by approximately one hundred artists. The collection provides a focused overview of contemporary art from 1985 to 1995 and its historical antecedents. It is especially known for its concentration on the artists who emerged in the mid to late 1980s to define a new conceptually based aesthetic. The collection also has a strong emphasis on the works of a younger group of artists who have come to prominence in the 1990s. Also included are works by early and mid twentieth century artists who have been especially influential for the current generation. Many of the most influential artists of the 1980s and 1990s such as Katharina Fritsch, Rober Gober, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, and Kiki Smith are represented by some of their most significant works. The collection provides extensive overviews of the careers of Gober and Koons from early works to ambitious recent pieces. The collection is international in its scope, including artists from numerous European countries, the Americas, and Japan. A range of media is represented from painting to elaborate installation works. The book documents every major work in the collection and includes texts and statements provided by the artists. The Dakis Joannou Collection has become well known for a series of innovative exhibitions built around works in the collection. These exhibitions, organized by the DESTE Foundation, include Cultural Geometry, Artificial Nature, and Post Human. The presentation of the entire collection builds on these earlier exhibitions to continue to explore the interplay between contemporary art and contemporary popularculture.
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Czech Cubism and the book

Author: Jindřich Toman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 206

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Many avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century found an entirely unique expression in Czechoslovakia. Cubism was perhaps the supreme instance of this; as Czech art historian Miroslav Lamac famously commented, around 1912, "Prague became the city of Cubism with Cubist apartment blocks full of Cubist flats furnished with Cubist furniture. The inhabitants could drink coffee from Cubist cups, put flowers in Cubist vases, keep the time on Cubist clocks, light their rooms with Cubist lamps and read books in Cubist type." Today a rich literature has arisen on Czech Cubist painting and architecture, but the role of book design in Czech Cubism has not been the subject of a study. This wonderful volume collects book designs by Frantisek Kysela, V. H. Brunner, Jaroslav Benda and Method Kaláb, tracing its impact on typography in early 1920s Czechoslovakia.
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