The Man Who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen

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In addition to the excellent writing, what makes this volume so compelling is the number of questions it raises about the issues we all grapple with: money and greed, family, relationship...the definition of home, etc.
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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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About Mark Sundeen

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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 Montana and Utah. Author website: marksundeen.com
 
Published March 6, 2012 by Riverhead Books. 267 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math, Travel. Non-fiction
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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Heidi Utz on Mar 06 2013

In addition to the excellent writing, what makes this volume so compelling is the number of questions it raises about the issues we all grapple with: money and greed, family, relationship...the definition of home, etc.

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