Celadon Books is pleased to announce our latest acquisition, LOVE PEOPLE USE THINGS by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, together known as The Minimalists. Vice President and Executive Editor Ryan Doherty acquired the book from Marc Gerald at Europa Content.
In Love People Use Things, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus use their own experiences—and those of the people they have met along their minimalist journey—to provide a template for how to live a fuller, more meaningful life. They do this by examining the seven essential relationships—truth, stuff, self, money, values, creativity, and people—that make us who we are. These relationships crisscross our lives in unexpected ways, providing destructive patterns that frequently repeat themselves, too often left unexamined because we have buried them beneath materialistic clutter, while trying to impress people we don’t even know. The Minimalists have the tools to help in the fight against consumerism, making room for what’s truly important.
“I first discovered The Minimalists through their podcast, then their incredible documentary,” said Doherty. “Joshua and Ryan have changed the lives of so many with tips and step-by-step advice on how to declutter their lives. But what I love so much about LOVE PEOPLE USE THINGS is that they take it much further, digging deep into their personal lives, and sharing concrete actions that the reader can take to focus on what really matters: relationships.”
Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known to their audience as “The Minimalists,” help more than 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and films. They have been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine, and they have spoken at Harvard, Apple, and Google. The Minimalists podcast is often the #1 health podcast on Apple Podcasts, and their documentary, Minimalism, was released by Netflix.
Love People Use Things will be published in March 2021 by Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers.