Review: The Man Who Quit Money, Mark Sundeen


“The Measure of a Moneyless Man”

In Mark Sundeen’s latest book, The Man Who Quit Money, we meet Daniel Suelo, a man who has chosen to live a radically austere life.

Throughout his writing, Mark Sundeen seeks out what makes a Man of men, particularly, as he puts it, “in this age of talking toasters and the programmable toothbrush.” His essays, articles, and books to date are populated by manifestations of romantic super-male types—swashbucklers, wanderers, political crusaders, and stupid-brave adventurers—backdropped by the comedy of now. Accordingly, in his newest work, The Man Who Quit Money, Sundeen has ferreted from the caves of the Utah desert this biography of a bum.
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