The Man Who Quit Money
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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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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An entertaining, compelling, thought-provoking and inspiring journey. I loved this book.
Moab here I come
This book opened my mind even more and helped me with some personal struggles.
Inspiring and thought-provoking
Though most of us won't follow Suelo's radical path, his story is a powerful reminder that in the midst of our materialistic, consumption-driven culture we can strive towards taking only what we need and give while expecting nothing; true happiness and peace can come from simplifying our lives and tapping into the eternal abundance that surrounds us.