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The Minimalist Woman's Guide to Having It All

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  260 ratings  ·  21 reviews
The book is divided into three main parts, each one focusing on a concept and a project that work toward understanding our consumer-based culture and how to step back from it. This detachment creates enough freedom in your life and mind to experience real contentment. Contentment is the key–it is not complacency, but more akin to satisfaction and cherishing.

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Kindle Edition, 60 pages
Published (first published July 13th 2011)
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Dec 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
This is a collection of blogs, un-edited for a book form. The writing is marred by sloppy language; the overall tone is not smooth nor consistent. It is evidence that this is a blog, not a book. The contents is skimpy, perhaps a five-page would do justice to condense it.
A short book that does have a few insights about how to declutter our lives. I loved the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. I don't know that it was revelational. But there were a few little tidbits I came away with. And if nothing else, it helps to be reminded of some of these tips. ...more
Mason Kruse-Hoyer
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Forces you look at your possessions in a whole New way

Gives you the philosophies behind minimalism and it’s benefits to your life. Several perks of wisdom in the book that will help you declutter your life.
Marilyn Saretsky
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: organization
Kindle. Same old.
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a fan, both of Meg's blog and of her style of writing, and someone who avidly chooses women's diary-style autobiography. I find that, especially if, like Meg, there's a poetry to her writing, I can settle in and hear her analysis of what does or doesn't work in her life, I'll be able to take tidbits from it for my own. Often, there's nothing obviously earthshaking, perhaps not even truly new offered, but the gift is when the writer's language conveys that wisdom in such a way that it speaks ...more
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
There are some useful tidbits and unique insights here, but nothing that isn't well covered in a lot of other books on the subject. Minimalism has become very fashionable theses days but once you've read a couple of books or blogs on the topic, you've got the gist. If you want to adopt the lifestyle, repetition and mental fortitude are the keys to success, and as with any habit-forming process it becomes a matter of starting somewhere and getting it done in a daily practice. This book is rather ...more
Jan 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Two paradigm adjusting books in one week; okay! This book and "One Thousand Gifts." "Minimalist..." though not from an explicitly Christian viewpoint, certainly can be practiced in that mind/heart. I have been challenged. I am drawn by the minimalist concept on many levels, but realize I have a long way to go. Then again, the journey itself is half the joy. I am encouraged to live more deeply inside and out, here and today, and that is very good. ...more
Apr 08, 2012 rated it liked it
While this was a rather informative book it was a little too philosophical for me. I was looking for more of a guide with useful tips and while this wasn't a bad read, it was more about the mindset of being a minimalist which to me is a very personal thing and doesn't need to be shoved down your throat.

I don't think this book is rather useful as a guide, although interesting if you want to know more about the lifestyle.
Dawn W.
May 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
Short, simple, and didn't offer enough. The advice given was common knowledge to even the most basic minimalist. The advice was GOOD--if you're new to minimalism, you might get a few tidbits from this book. Otherwise, I did not find it thorough enough to be useful. ...more
Apr 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I love all the thinking behind just the practical parts of minimal living.

Eg when decluttering, and you end up with a Keep pile, look for trends to see what kind of things you like. What does this say about you?
Nov 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Quick read, but it was just so-so to me.
Dec 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great ideas on decluttering mind and life as well as home. Now to try them out.
Mickey Thompson
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: self-help
I highlighted passages in this book that would be inspirational to think about on a one per day basis.
A short read, but very inspirational. I love the philosophy of being rich in the simplicity of living!
Nov 11, 2015 rated it liked it
A begginers guide.
A short, sweet and meaningful series of essays on minimalism, mindfulness and living life with intention. Highly recommended.
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing


good perspectives on how to live with less in a world that says more is better in every aspect of our lives.
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Solid e-book. Will be re-reading and checking out her site.
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Really enjoyed. Not preachy but definitely some good, solid ideas that can easily be put into play. I have her other two cook books also and this one is just as good!
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Short but good read, some good advice on being a minimalist and how to be true to yourself.
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Meg Wolfe is the author of the Charlotte Anthony mystery series, and a long-time blogger and essayist. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

After starting out in life as a writer, Meg experienced illuminating detours in garden design, cooking, and art before coming full circle back to writing. She lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, with her husband, artist and photographer Steve Johns

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