Books I Love
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
Michael Pollan

One of 2-3 books that have changed my life entirely.  Read this and I guarantee you’ll never look at the American diet the same again.

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Gretchen Rubin

I find myself using and talking about tricks I learned in The Happiness Project all the time. Maybe you will too.

The Millionaire Next Door
Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.

How average people become rich.  This is a thoroughly inspiring, easy-to-read book on how others have gotten rich slowly.  One of my favorite books about money!

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity
David Allen

I started using David Allen’s famous system for organization and productivity in 2008.  This is the second book that has irreversibly changed my life for the better.  I highly recommend it if you’re feeling overwhelmed with to dos.

The Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Live Well By Throwing Away Less
Amy Korst

Amy spent a year trying not to produce any garbage. Great ideas for ditching disposable items and living with less.

Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin

A classic for good reason.  Every minimalist – I take that back – everyone should read this book.

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
Brigid Schulte

Find out why we’re so overwhelmed in the U.S. and what you can do to bring balance back to your life. I wrote a bit more about Schulte’s book here.

More Websites For Inspiration
Becoming Minimalist
Joshua Becker posts often about de-owning and always includes the most beautiful, life-inspiring photos.

The Minimalists
Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus quit their fancy jobs and now live, travel, write, and speak about minimalism.