9781594485695

The Man Who Quit Money

  • ISBN 13:

    9781594485695

  • ISBN 10:

    1594485690

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/06/2012
  • Publisher: Riverhead Trade

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Summary

A Waldenfor the 21st century, the true story of a man who has radically reinvented "the good life". 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 Moneyis 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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