The Man Who Quit Money

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Penguin, Mar 6, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Green Book Festival 

Mark Sundeen's new book, The Unsettlers, is coming in January 2017 from Riverhead Books


In 2000, Daniel Suelo left his life savings-all thirty dollars of it-in a phone booth. He has lived without money-and with a newfound sense of freedom and security-ever since. The Man Who Quit Money is an account of how one man learned to live, sanely and happily, without earning, receiving, or spending a single cent. Suelo doesn't pay taxes, or accept food stamps or welfare. He lives in caves in the Utah canyonlands, forages wild foods and gourmet discards. He no longer even carries an I.D. Yet he manages to amply fulfill not only the basic human needs-for shelter, food, and warmth-but, to an enviable degree, the universal desires for companionship, purpose, and spiritual engagement. In retracing the surprising path and guiding philosophy that led Suelo into this way of life, Sundeen raises provocative and riveting questions about the decisions we all make, by default or by design, about how we live-and how we might live better.


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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

The fascinating story of a man who for the past thirteen years has managed to live self-sufficiently and quite contentedly without money and with just a few used castoff possessions he scavenged. Most ... Read full review

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

It's hard to say anything more accurate about this book than that it raises and explores some fairly deep and fairly important questions, about how society is organized, about economic justice, about consumption, about our relationships with others. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Mark Sundeen's work has appeared in The New York Times, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, and The Believer. He is the author of Car Camping and The Making of Toro, and co-author of the New York Times bestselling North by Northwestern. He lives in Colorado. Author website: marksundeen.com

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