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The Moneyless Man

A Year of Freeconomic Living

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

The astonishing reality of living without our most important resource: money.

'An inspiring and entertaining guide to escaping the money trap and reconnecting with reality.' Paul Kingsnorth, author of Real England

Imagine a year living without spending money...

Former businessman Mark Boyle undertook this extraordinary challenge and recounts the amazing adventure it led him on. Going back to basics and following his own strict rules, Mark learned ingenious ways to eliminate his bills and discovered that friendship has no price.

Encountering seasonal foods, solar panels, skill-swapping schemes, caravans, compost toilets, and – the unthinkable – a cash-free Christmas, Boyle puts the fun into frugality and offers some great tips for economical (and environmentally friendly) living. A testament to Mark’s astounding determination, this witty and thought-provoking book will make you reevaluate what is most precious in life.

About The Author

Mark Boyle founded the 'freeconomy' movement in the UK. A former economics graduate and business director, he is a columnist for the Guardian and Ethical Consumer magazine and he has been interviewed by a variety of national media, including Sky News, BBC Radio Four, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Telegraph, and The Times.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (May 14, 2019)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781786075994

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Raves and Reviews

Essential and enjoyable reading. The fascinating story of an important social experiment, told with humility, insight and great humour.’ —Chris Cleave, author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven

'An inspiring and entertaining guide to escaping the money trap and reconnecting with reality.' —Paul Kingsnorth, author of Real England: The Battle Against the Bland

'An inspiring, hair-raising journey into a world which most of us can only begin to imagine. Fearless and funny, Boyle’s descriptions of simple living and its unexpected repercussions are guaranteed to make you smile.' —Kate Aydin

'Whether you think him brave or foolhardy, his book contains cogent ideas and practical tips that, post-credit crunch, you many no longer be able to ignore.' —Waterstones

'It’s difficult not to admire the philosophy, and the infectious home-spun and passionate tone!' —Benedict Allen - Survivalist and author of The Faber Book of Exploration

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