Everything That Remains

Author: Joshua Fields Millburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938793189

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 216

View: 6619


"Like Henry David Thoreau, but with Wi-Fi." -Boston Globe 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.

Everything That Remains

Author: Joshua Fields Millburn,Ryan Nicodemus

Publisher: Asymmetrical Press

ISBN: 1938793196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 4519


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.

The Anxiety of Influence

Author: Harold Bloom,Prof. Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195112214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

View: 1195


The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature.

Question Everything

Author: S. J. Riccobono

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 146690917X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3090


S. J. Riccobono has put together an intriguing collection of short stories that will take the reader through surprising twists and often humorous adventures. Whether it's high school lovers privy to the imminent arrival of sinister aliens in "Spectator", the handsome victim of a persistent suitor in "Wedding", the helpless citizens of a devious parasite in "Bakery", space travelers on a mission to bring home the rarest of species in "Expedition" or the kindness shown by a mysterious boy in "Project", S. J. Riccobono will fascinate you with these new exciting, original tales. If you enjoy what you read, may we suggest the science fiction novel, "The Masters' Yard Sale" by S. J. Riccobono, available in soft cover and electronic media.

Matchbook

Author: David Wills

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804741361

Category: Philosophy

Page: 221

View: 8283


Matchbook consists of nine essays written around, or in response to, work published by Jacques Derrida since 1980. The focal point of the essays is the "Envois," which forms part of Derrida's Post Card. Particular attention is paid to how that text articulates with the ethical and political emphases of Derrida's more recent work, but also to its autobiographical conceit. The "incendiary" reference of the book's title underscores deconstruction's engagement with questions of reading: relations between (slow) reading and the speed of technology, and the political effects of an internationalized deconstruction in a globalized culture. It is in terms of what deconstruction can have us think about the speed of technology and technologies of reading that Derrida's work has made one of its most important contributions to philosophy and literary and cultural studies. The book concentrates on that as proof of the continued relevance of such work.

Trusts & Equity

Author: Gary Watt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198747632

Category: Equity

Page: 624

View: 1482


Simplicius: On Aristotle Categories 5-6

Author: Barrie Fleet,Frans de Haas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780938926

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 1833


Chapters 5 and 6 of Aristotle's Categories describe his first two categories, Substance and Quantity. It is usually taken that Plotinus attacked Aristotle's Categories, but that Porphyry and Iamblichus restored it to the curriculum once and for all. Nonetheless, the introduction to this text stresses how much of the defence of Aristotle Porphyry was able to draw out of Plotinus' critical discussion. Simplicius' commentary is our most comprehensive account of the debate on the validity of Aristotle's Categories. One subject discussed by Simplicius in these chapters is where the differentia of a species (eg the rationality of humans) fits into the scheme of categories. Another is why Aristotle elevates the category of Quantity to second place, above the category of Quality. Further, de Haas shows how Simplicius distinguishes different kinds of universal order to solve some of the problems.

Only Regrets

Author: Vanessa Saint

Publisher: Vanessa Saint

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9755


Lissie I thought being the good girl would protect me from the world's pain. But that was a stupid wish. Because no matter how good you are, bad things still happen. It's been a year since my life changed forever. A year since I'd seen him. Nathan Ross. The rich boy, NFL star quarterback with a cocky attitude. He's my sister's ex-boyfriend—and the reason she's dead. I hate him. I hate that he's alive and she isn't. But worse than that, I hate the disgusting attraction I feel for him. Now's he back, recovered, and playing for the same team I'm dancing on. My grief is clearly messing with my head, because my hate keeps building—and turning into something so much more disgusting… Desire. Only Regrets is a standalone dark contemporary sports romance. It's the debut co-release from authors Emery Saint and Vanessa Winters, writing together as Vanessa Saint! ***Note: This book contains dark themes and adult situations. Be advised.***

The Jewish Annotated Apocrypha

Author: Jonathan Klawans,Lawrence M. Wills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190262508

Category: Bibles

Page: 704

View: 3437


Building on the success of the Jewish Annotated New Testament (JANT) and the Jewish Study Bible (JSB), Oxford University Press now proceeds to complete the trilogy with the Jewish Annotated Apocrypha (JAA). The books of the Apocrypha were virtually all composed by Jewish writers in the Second Temple period. Excluded from the Hebrew Bible, these works were preserved by Christians. Yet no complete, standalone edition of these works has been produced in English with an emphasis on Jewish tradition or with an educated Jewish audience in mind. The JAA meets this need. The JAA differs from prior editions of the Apocrypha in a number of ways. First, as befits a Jewish Annotated Apocrypha, the volume excludes certain texts that are widely agreed to be of Christian origin. Second, it expands the scope of the volume to include Jubilees, an essential text for understanding ancient Judaism, and a book that merits inclusion in the volume by virtue of the fact that it was long considered part of the canon of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (the text is also revered by Ethiopian Jews). Third, it has restructured the order of the books so that the sequencing follows the logic that governs the order of the books in the Jewish canon (Law, History, Prophecy, Wisdom and Poetry). Using the NRSV translation (plus Jubilees), each book of the Apocrypha is annotated by a recognized expert in the study of ancient Judaism. An Introduction by the editors guides readers though the making of the volume and its contents. Thematic essays by an impressive array of scholars provide helpful contexts, backgrounds and elaborations on key themes.