The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul (Paperback)
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An ordinary man's inspiring journey toward a simpler, more meaningful life.
In 2008, average American family man Dave Bruno decided to unhook himself from the intravenous drip of consumerism that fueled his life by winnowing all his personal possessions down to just 100 things. Little did he realize that he would be igniting a grassroots movement--soon after Dave embarked on his journey, media around the world took notice and others started to follow his lead.
A cause for pause, The 100 Thing Challenge is a response to the culture of materialism in America, one that has filled our lives with the constant and unsatisfactory desire for "more." Dave Bruno offers compelling anecdotes and practical advice to help readers live more meaningfully, simply by casting off the unnecessary "stuff" that clutters their lives. The 100 Thing Challenge is a golden opportunity to experience the positive changes that occur as you defiantly hop off the treadmill of consumerism.
About the Author
Dave Bruno is a successful entrepreneur who cofounded ChristianAudio and helped it become a leading publisher of audiobooks. He has an M.A. in Religion in American Life from Wheaton College. Dave is a native of San Diego, where he lives with his wife and three daughters. He loves every outdoor inch of California that he's ever hiked, biked, surfed, or seen. Dave's favorite of many household pets is his loyal mutt, Piper.
“Living simply is only an ideal until someone like Bruno gets particular. The way he got particular should make everyone think--hard, which is a very good thing.”
-Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
“In a loving, wise, sometimes hilarious manner, Dave Bruno holds a mirror up to us and says to take a closer look at how we’re living. Reading this will lead you to a better life.”
-Dean Nelson, Author of God Hides in Plain Sight and director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University
“[Bruno’s] musings about his slow and steady purge have developed a cult following online, inspiring others [toward] clutter-free living.”