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In 2000, Daniel Suelo left his life savings-all thirty dollars of it-in a phone booth. He has actually lived without money-and with a newly found sense of flexibility and security-ever given that. The Guy Who Given up Cash is an account of how one man learnt how to live, sanely and gladly, without making, receiving, or spending a single cent. Suelo does not pay taxes, or allow food stamps or welfare. He stays in collapse the Utah canyonlands, forages wild foods and gourmet discards. He no longer even brings an I.D. Yet he handles to amply fulfill not only the standard 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 approach that led Suelo into by doing this of life, Sundeen raises intriguing and fascinating concerns about the choices we all make, by default or by design, about how we live-and how we may live much better.