The Moneyless Man

Pages: 224
Subject: Business, Economics
Imprint: Oneworld

The Moneyless Man

A Year of Freeconomic Living

Mark Boyle

The astonishing reality of living without our most important resource
9781851687879 (1 Feb 2011)
RRP £8.99

The Book

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 will inspire you to question what really matters in life.

Additional Information

Subject Business, Economics
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Mark Boyle founded the ‘freeconomic' movement in the UK. A former economics graduate and business director, his website ( receives up to 30,000 hits a day and has become a hub for community sharing with over 18,000 members. 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.


"He relates his travails with charisma, self-deprecation and an ability to look at the bigger picture. An intriguing look at what can be done with determination and an open mind."

- The Big Issue