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The Man Who Quit Money
Suelo, now 50 years old, who has lived – to all appearances
sanely, even joyfully – for over a decade without money,
credit, barter, or government hand-outs, fulfilling a vision of
the good life inspired by the teachings of Jesus, Buddha, and
the Hindu wandering monks known as Sadhus. In 2000, Daniel
Suelo left his last thirty dollars in a phone booth and has not
earned, received, or spent a single dollar since. In the
tradition of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild and Elizabeth
Gilbert's The Last American Man, Mark Sundeen's THE MAN WHO QUIT
MONEY is a provocative, riveting and impossible to shrug off
portrait of one man’s wholehearted quest to realize his unique
vision—a vision that makes us question the decisions we all
make, by default or by design, about how we live.
Mark Sundeen is an award-winning writer whose work appears in the New York Times Magazine, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, McSweeney’s and The Believer. He is the author of the books Car Camping (HarperCollins, 2000) and The Making of Toro (Simon & Schuster, 2003), and co-author of North By Northwestern (St. Martin’s, 2010), which was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Sundeen was born in Harbor City, California, in 1970. After graduating from Stanford University, Sundeen spent ten years in Moab, Utah, sometimes homeless, working odd jobs, river guiding, and leading Outward Bound wilderness courses. It was here, in 1993 while working as a short order cook, that he first met Daniel Suelo. Sundeen holds a masters in writing from the University of Southern California, and has taught at the MFA writing programs at the University of New Mexico and Western Connecticut State University. Since moving to Montana in 2005, he splits his time between Missoula and Moab.