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 savingsall thirty dollars of itin a phone booth. He has been living without moneyand with a newfound sense of freedom and securityever 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 doesnt 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 our relationships with money and the decisions we all make, by default or by designabout how we live and how we might live better.