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3/14/12: The Man Who Quit Money

<i>Photo courtesy of Benjamin Lesage</i>
Daniel Suelo lives in caves on public land in the Utah canyonlands, foraging blackberries and wild onions, scavenging roadkill, dumpster diving and accepting gifts from friends and strangers

By Doug Fabrizio

3/14/12: The Man Who Quit Money

Salt Lake City, UT – In 2000, a man in Moab left his life savings - $30 - in a phone booth and walked away. Twelve years later, Daniel Suelo 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, and he joins Doug on Wednesday.

  • Visit Daniel Suelo's blog.
  • Learn more about Mark Sundeen's book.
  • Mark Sundeen is giving a reading of his new book -- and he'll be joined by Daniel Suelo -- on Wednesday, March 14, at the King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. The event begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the King's English Web site.
  • And Mark and Daniel will be in Moab, Utah, on March 19 for a reading for Back of Beyond Books at Star Hall at 7 p.m. Learn more about that event here.
  • Check out a short video about Daniel Suelo.
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