The founders of The Minimalists arrive in Sydney next month

- October 13, 2014 2 MIN READ

Hipsters. Because really who in the startup space isn’t one these days. Gather round.

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus have garnered an audience of more than 2 million readers at The Minimalists , where they write about living a meaningful life with less stuff. They are the bestselling authors of five books and have spoken at Harvard Business School, SXSW, World Domination Summit, and many other organisations, schools, and conferences.

They are on their way to Sydney this year to promote their new book, and if you are a fan of their essays and adventures (guilty here) you will definitely be wanting to get your backside to this free event where they will be promoting their new book – Everything that Remains.

Here is a little synopsis for those unfamiliar (shame on you) with the works of Millburn and Nicodemus.

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 five 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.

The Minimalists event is being held in the Holme Building at the University of Sydney and admission is free. Tickets can be reserved here.