Wolman writes in the Malcolm Gladwell style -- mixing science/history with contemporary observation.
No. But Hagen did a fine job narrating.
Wolman's personal anecdotes about trying to live a year without using cash put the entire thesis of the book into context.
Wolman mixes a very fascinating discussion of the history of cash, with a forward-looking exploration of where society is going in its use of cash. He envisions the end of the use of physical cash, and all of the benefits that would entail (counterfeiting, benefits for the poor, and even cutting down on germs). In the midst of all of this, Wolman himself tries to live without using physical cash. Wolman writes in a very engaging way, with hip and interesting asides. His book is populated with odd characters who help explore his thesis.
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