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The Resource Walden on wheels : on the open road from debt to freedom, Ken Ilgunas

Walden on wheels : on the open road from debt to freedom, Ken Ilgunas

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Walden on wheels : on the open road from debt to freedom
Title
Walden on wheels
Title remainder
on the open road from debt to freedom
Statement of responsibility
Ken Ilgunas
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 journey, 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 followed. 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""--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ilgunas, Ken
Dewey number
643/.290973
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1021
LC item number
.I44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ilgunas, Ken
  • Ilgunas, Ken
  • Van life
  • Alternative lifestyles
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • TRAVEL
  • Alternative lifestyles
  • Finance, Personal
  • Van life
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Walden on wheels : on the open road from debt to freedom, Ken Ilgunas
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn841186830
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780544028838
Lccn
2013001594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544028838
  • (OCoLC)841186830
Label
Walden on wheels : on the open road from debt to freedom, Ken Ilgunas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn841186830
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780544028838
Lccn
2013001594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780544028838
  • (OCoLC)841186830

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