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The Man Who Quit Money Audiobook

The Man Who Quit Money

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Publisher's Summary

A Walden for 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 30 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.

©2012 Mark Sundeen (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC

What the Critics Say

“Suelo isn’t a conflicted zealot, or even a principled aesthete. He’s a contented man who chooses to wander the Earth and do good. He’s also someone you’d want to have a beer with and hear about his life, as full of fortune and enlightenment as it is disappointment and darkness…At its core, The Man Who Quit Money is the story of a man who decided to live outside of society, and is happier for it.” (Men’s Journal)

“Thoughtful and engrossing biography that also explores society’s fixation with financial and material rewards...Although few listeners will even consider emulating Suelo’s scavenger lifestyle, his example will at least provoke some serious soul-searching about our collective addiction to cash.” (Booklist)

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    heather 10-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "thoroughly enjoyed"

    Very interesting book. Listening to the struggles with religion and depression was inspiring. I got more out of this book than anticipated.

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    Danny 05-31-15
    Danny 05-31-15
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    "Thoughtful Journey of a Man Navigating the Powers That Be"

    Very interesting and proactive listen. The audio story flows really well as the reader's tone is a good match for the journey of the story.

    Great to read if you often question the Why in many aspects of Western living and overall will challenge you to think a little differently while learning all about different aspects of religion, the economy, and the environment.

    A story worth being heard.


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    If you could sum up The Man Who Quit Money in three words, what would they be?

    deep thoughtful informative


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    daniel............because he is so honest and full of life


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the ending because it resonates with all I am learning in life


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me think about my choices


    Any additional comments?

    highly recomended reading

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