Summary

Imagine a year without spending - or even touching - money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary story. Going back to basics and following his own strict rules, Mark learned ingenious ways to eliminate his bills and discovered that good friends are all the riches you need.
Encountering seasonal foods, solar panels, skill-swapping schemes, cuttlefish toothpaste, 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 heart-warming book will make you re-evaluate your relationship to your wallet.
©2010 Mark Boyle (P)2012 Audible Ltd
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"Essential and enjoyable reading. The fascinating story of an important social experiment, told with humility, insight, and great humour." (Chris Cleave, Sunday Times best-selling author of The Other Hand and Guardian columnist)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Deirdre on 27-03-12

the moneyless man

I really loved this book and enjoyed listening to it , Mark is a really inspirational guy, the only gripe i had was that he didnt read it himself as the english accent didnt sound right sometimes especially in the pronunciation of grainne " seoige" (sheoga) he pronounced it sai- oga which made it sound like a chinese name, which drove me crazy, but that was only a smal part of the book. I liked his ideas and that he had the guts to live them, but did think he took things to extremes at times such as allowing himself a laptop and a mobile but having to make ink from mushrooms?? ? but all in all i really enjoyed it and must get it in paperback soon. would reccommend to anyone interested in living more sustainably and environmentally friendly, Mark Boyle shows us we can do it .

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4 out of 5 stars
By Christina on 07-04-15

Lots of food for thought

Excellent narration of issues poignant for our generation. Pushes you to rethink your lifestyle and seriously toy with alternatives. Touches on the subject of co-dependence rather than independence as the key for survival of our species. Mark did the extreme to eloquently make his point and push us to question, why we don't use our gifts of thinking, giving and compassion. Is there an alternative to capitalism, read on and formulate your own answer

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5 out of 5 stars
By Terra on 06-08-12

A Mature, Healthy Exploration of Money's effect

What did you love best about The Moneyless Man?

That he wasn't hateful or unrealistic about our economy's need to realize the effect of money and debt. He was straight forward but optomistic, emphathetic, and empowering.

What does David Thorpe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He chuckles at the right spots in the reading. It keeps it light hearted.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not necessarily. It requires thought and contemplation.

Any additional comments?

A great overview of the effects of money and debt and an empowering guide to beginning a life of strength in community instead of dependancy on money.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 29-07-18

very enjoyable. springboard to moneyless living.

great ideas for moneyless living. it's about community. the advocates a kind of native american (early) lifestyle (but doesn't say this explicitly).

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