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Walden on Wheels

On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom

By Ken Ilgunas

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published In: United States, 01 May 2013
In this frank and witty memoir, Ken Ilgunas lays bare the existential terror of graduating from the University of Buffalo with $32,000 of student debt. Ilgunas set himself an ambitious mission: get out of debt as quickly as possible. Inspired by the frugality and philosophy of Henry David Thoreau, Ilgunas undertook a 3-year transcontinental jour ney, working in Alaska as a tour guide, garbage picker, and night cook to pay off his student loans before hitchhiking home to New York. Debt-free, Ilgunas then enrolled in a master's program at Duke University, determined not to borrow against his future again. He used the last of his savings to buy himself a used Econoline van and outfitted it as his new dorm. The van, stationed in a campus parking lot, would be more than an adventure--it would be his very own "Walden on Wheels." Freezing winters, near-discovery by campus police, and the constant challenge of living in a confined space would test Ilgunas's limits and resolve in the two years that fol lowed. What had begun as a simple mission would become an enlightening and life-changing social experiment. Walden on Wheels offers a spirited and pointed perspective on the dilemma faced by those who seek an education but who also want to, as Thoreau wrote, "live deep and suck out all the marrow of life."
EAN: 9780544028838
ISBN: 054402883X
Publisher: New Harvest
Dimensions: 13.2 x 2 x 20.3 centimetres (0.26 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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So much more than I expected. The book journals a young man's journey through his post graduate years in America. His adventures make for a unmique insight into parts of America rarely mentioned.
Makes the traveller review his thoughts on hitch-hiking and introduces some of the wonders available to those wanting to get off the beaten track.

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