The Moneyless Man

Current Affairs / Memoir / Non-Fiction

Book cover

UK Publisher

Oneworld Publications

Date Published

June 1st, 2010


Elliot Edizioni (Italian)
Les Arènes (French)
Nemo (Finnish)
Derin Kitap (Turkish)
Bertrand Editora (Portugal)
Livanis (Greek)
Serambi Ilmu Semesta (Indonesian)
Beijing Mediatime (Chinese)
Goldmann (German)
Distribuidora Record (Brazilian)
Kinokuniya Company Ltd (Japanese)
Locus Publishing Company (Chinese Simplified)
Boogle Books (Korean)
Editura Dianusa (Romanian)
Albatros (Czech/Slovak)
Capitan Swing Libros (Spanish)
Huy Hoang (Vietnamese)

Imagine living for an entire year without money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary and compelling story. How do friends and family react? What do you eat? How do you wash? Mark Boyle finds out the hard way and explores the troubling consequences of our obsession with money. Encountering cuttlefish toothpaste, seasonal foods, paper made out of mushrooms, and compost toilets, Boyle puts the fun into frugality and reveals some indispensable tips for economical and environmentally friendly living. Heart-warming and witty, The Moneyless Man will inspire you to question what really matters in life.


Essential and enjoyable reading. The fascinating story of an important social experiment, told with humility, insight, and great humour.

- Chris Cleave, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Other Hand and Guardian columnist

Living with less need not be austere and miserable; rather it left Mark Boyle leaner, more skilled, and, ultimately, wiser. This is the greatest lesson of this inspirational book.

- Rob Hopkins, Author of The Transition Handbook and founder of the Transition Movement

It's difficult not to admire the philosophy and the infectious home-spun and passionate tone of this book.

- Benedict Allen, TV survivalist and author of the Faber Book of Exploration

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