Mark Boyle became The Moneyless Man when he began living completely without money in 2008 - not spending, earning, saving or using it - which he did for almost three years. He is the author of the bestselling book, The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living (2010), and The Moneyless Manifesto (2012). Mark is a trustee and director of Streetbank(.com), an online global sharing community, and the founder of An Teach Saor (Gaeilge for 'The Free House'), a three acre smallholding and event space in Ireland that combines permaculture principles with gift-based values, offering free education for both children and adults.
There are two books that have shifted my world entirely: Naomi Klein's 'This Changes Everything' and Mark Boyle's 'Drinking Molotov Cocktails' with Gandhi - and of the two, Boyle's is by far the most affecting. If you care about the planet, about our place on it, about the devastation that is modern western living, you have to read this book. Read it, think on it, act on it. Only by each of us doing this, can we hope to be the change we need to see in the world. It's terrifying. But it's the truth. Manda Scott, Sunday Times best-selling author of Boudica and Rome; Mark Boyle's book throws down the gauntlet at the feet of the world as we know it. His challenge to the complicity of all of us even those of us who work for change and against injustice in a system that is destroying the planet and most of its species will trouble many. So too will his endorsement of violent methods of resistance alongside the more accepted nonviolent ones. But he asks questions that need answering at every turn and his call for the climate-change generation to replace reduce, reuse, recycle with resist, revolt, rewild strikes a nerve. Chris Brazier, New Internationalist