In 2000, Daniel Suelo left his life savings, just $30, in a phone booth in Moab and walked away. Twelve years later, he enjoys an apparently full and sane life without money, credit, barter or government hand-outs, fulfilling a vision of the good life inspired by his spiritual guides: Jesus, Buddha and wandering Hindu monks. The writer Mark Sundeen has written a book that traces the path and the singular idea that led Suelo to his extreme lifestyle. Friday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Sundeen and Suelo.
Mark Sundeen and Daniel Suelo will be at the Main Library in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday, October 27, to discuss Mark's book and Daniel's life. The event begins at 3 p.m. and it's part of the Utah Humanities Council Book Festival. Learn more.
- Mark Sundeen's writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, the Believer, and elsewhere. He's the author of Car Camping, The Making of Toro and his newest book, The Man Who Quit Money.
- Daniel Suelo has lived without money for more than a decade. He's the subject of Mark Sundeen's book The Man Who Quit Money. Visit Daniel's blog.http://zerocurrency.blogspot.com/