The Man Who Quit Money (Riverhead)
Mark Sundeen visits Skylight to discuss and sign his book The Man Who Quit Money, the fascinating true story of Daniel Suelo, a man who left his life savings in a phone booth ten years ago and hasn't earned, received, or spent a penny since. Daniel Suelo will be attending the event and is available to answer questions and sign books!
“Maybe it's just this odd, precarious moment we live in, but Daniel Suelo's story seems to offer some broader clues for all of us. Mark Sundeen's account will raise subversive and interesting questions in any open mind.” --Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy
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.
Photo of the author by Isan Brant.
THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED LIVE AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS MARCH 21, 2012