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Publisher's Summary

Forget the aesthetics of mainstream minimalism and discover a life of authenticity and intention with this “warm, engaging guide” (Laura Fenton, author of The Little Book of Small Living) to living with less…your way.

When Christine Platt set out on her journey to live with less, she never intended to become The Afrominimalist. She just wanted to tame the chaos in her closet! But after struggling with the austerity and whiteness of mainstream minimalism, Christine realized why minimalism often seems unattainable for so many: the emphasis on all-white, barren aesthetics distracts from the practice of living with intention. And so, she decided to do things her way by curating a life of less influenced by the African diaspora.

In The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living With Less, Christine gets right to the heart of how childhood experiences and expectations manifest in adulthood, the delicate dance between needs and wants, and the complicated weight of familial and societal pressures. A far cry from Konmaried closets, capsule wardrobes, and conspicuous consumption, Christine’s brand of “living with less” is more than a decluttering regimen. “By detailing her own maximalist-to-minimalist transformation, Platt puts readers at ease” (The Washington Post) and presents a radical revisioning of minimalism, one that celebrates the importance of history and heritage, and gives you permission to make space for what really matters…your way.

Beautifully illustrated with original black-and-white prints and line drawings, The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living With Less is a testament to the idea that anyone can be a minimalist and a warm invitation to a life curated with intention, perfect for readers of Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (The Minimalists), Marie Kondo, Joshua Becker, and Courtney Carver.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Christine Platt. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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I found profound relief in this book

For transparencies sake, I am a White woman. I have, over the years moved my way towards minimalism with great care.
I have avoided the wholee clean lines neutral colors thing, it makes me it.

I am an artist, and one who needs color and a degree of visual color when working.

The Red cover of this book excited me, I have friends who are black, who have amazing curated though not minimalist lives.

Their lives are beautiful and I want that beauty.

For me, what I learned from Christine Platt was that I can have limits and a curated life by choosing to limit unconscious spending and that My life can and, for me, should be filled with color.

as an aside I learned so much about economics related to the American black community and culture I had no understanding of,including fast fashion and Marketing that is predatory to the communities of color.

Thank you!!!

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I loved this book!

I have been on a minimalism for 8 years and although I’m still not where I want to be, I am far from where I was. As a black woman it can be hard to identify with this movement. I loved Christine’s take and the “For the culture” excerpts. Great read or listen.

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Aspirational and informative!

Great read as I seek to become minimalist lite! Loved the book and her focus on honoring her heritage.

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Great book!

Loved it and found it inspiring. Will use the lessons learned in my life.

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Amazing

I love this book so much. It really helped me understand why I had so many things and it really helped me get rid of things that weren’t serving me. After listening to this I feel confident that I can live with less but still buy things that I will need, use and live.

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Awesome book!

I loved this book.

The voice was very calming.
The entire content, voice and comprehension for me was relatable, soothing and real. I felt the author of Afrominimalist spoke to me.

Thank you for having the courage to present your experience into this nice package.

Trust me when I say this book has encouraged me.🙏

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Thought Provoking

This was a great read. It made me examine my consumption it a away I never had. I will definitely implement these principles!!! Kudos to the author for this book!!!

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A book for our time

This book really inspired me to reevaluate my choices as a consumer. Almost immediately I found myself looking at the stuff in my home differently. So grateful for this movement and will definitely read this book again and again. It’s a true treasure for the soul. If you care about this generation or the next, this will help you start the process of living with less so you can live more fully!

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I enjoyed this book! This is everything I felt, but often I thought I was alone until this book. Even though I was well into becoming and adapting to a more minimalist lifestyle this book gave me insights to old patterns of behavior that I thought were just personal issues. I am so grateful for Christine and her message. I encourage anyone of any background to read her book. 👍🏾

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I’m ready to Minimize

I love the repetition as well as the in depth meanings behind why some of us may have so much “stuff”!

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  • 12-06-21

Brilliant and insightful

Black Friday sale temptations prompted to buy this book! Loved it, was pleasantly surprised by information I would’ve otherwise thought wouldn’t be relevant but very much was! This information will remain in my mind for life

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  • Friederike C.
  • 07-20-21

A refreshing take on minimalism

A deep dive into the workings (and unworkings) of minimalism - it's personal and it's okay to make it yours. And all that with great narration.

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  • Gill
  • 07-06-21

Basic

It's nice book, easy listen but rather basics of minimalist principles than overview of Afro-American minimalism challenges, tips and tricks. I'd appreciate if the author concentrated more on the black community rather than advocating why minimalism is good for everyone.

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  • Amazon Customer. Jules_Pix
  • 10-26-21

Excellent read with integrity and wisdom

This book could be a life changer for those seeking to live more intentionally. Not just about “chucking things out” but more about what “to let in”. Loved it.

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  • 07-05-21

Enjoyable read for those beginning their minimalist journey

The author is clearly a very intelligent woman with great insights into minimalism, as well as black culture (which were interesting and enlightening for myself, a white reader). I found her authentic and relatable, and enjoyed hearing about her own journey towards minimalism. Very clear and calming voice too. Recommended for anyone wanting to rethink their consumption, but unsure of where to start.