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    DescriptionThe story of a student who went to extraordinary lengths - including living in a van on a campus parking lot - to complete his education without sacrificing his financial future. In a frank and self-deprecating voice, memoirist Ken Ilgunas writes about the existential terror of graduating from college with $32,000 in student debt. Inspired by Thoreau, Ilgunas set himself a mission: get out of debt as soon as humanly possible. To that end, he undertook an extraordinary 3-year transcontinental journey, driving to Alaska and taking a series of low-paying jobs. Debt-free, Ilgunas then enrolled himself in a master's program at Duke University, using the last of his savings to buy himself a used Econoline, his new "dorm." The van, stationed in a campus parking lot, would be an adventure, a challenge, a test of his limits. It would be, in short, his "Walden on Wheels." Ilgunas went public in a widely read Salon article that spoke to the urgent student debt situation in America today. He offers a funny 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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    Title
    Walden on Wheels
    Subtitle
    On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ken Ilgunas, Performed by Nick Podehl
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781469283296
    ISBN 10: 1469283298
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Approval Code: A19240000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400, H37010200
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: TRV025000, BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU013000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 53160
    DC22: 643/.290973
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV1021 .I44 2013C
    Thema V1.0: WTH, DNC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Imprint name
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Publication date
    14 May 2013