Of course you have watched Hoarders, we all have. I'm not like that person, you think, as your mind flickers over that VCR you have yet to toss out, those jeans that you will never wear hanging in your closet, and that pile of New Yorkers impressing everyone who uses your toilet with your literary mindedness. Maybe tonight's the night you find a way to let go of that crap, as you listen to The Minimalists talk about a life of fewer distractions at The Booksmith.

The Minimalists, AKA authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, will be at the Haight Street bookstore tonight to discuss their new book, Everything That Remains, "the touching, surprising story of what happened when one young man decided to let go of everything and begin living more deliberately."

Thew book's authors will be talking about "their journey into the simple life, followed by a short reading from their new book, a brief Q&A session, and book signing."

Yes, it doesn't escape us that an event about owning less appears to involve acquiring a print copy of a book. Where else have we seen piles upon piles of print copies of books? Oh, yeah, Hoarders. But suspend your disbelief: just because there's an inherent paradox here doesn't mean that there's not something to be learned from these guys. And, hey, maybe ask them about the whole "buy a book to learn about the simple life" thing in the Q&A? We're sure they have a good answer.

What: Everything That Remains reading
When: 7:30 PM
Where: The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street between Clayton and Cole
Cost: Free

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