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"A thoroughly endearing account." —The Wall Street Journal
"Replete with colorful anecdotes and disarming wit, Ilgunas’ account is both a goad for chronic debtors and an irresistibly engrossing true-life adventure tale." —Booklist, Starred Review
"Walden on Wheels should be required reading for every student, not to mention every elected official and candidate for office." —BizPac Review
"[Ilgunas] tells a good, refreshingly honest story about one young man’s quest for freedom, a story that has something to say to Americans, whatever their age." —Greensboro News and Record
"Walden on Wheels is essential reading for liberal arts majors because it will inspire you to follow your dreams." —LiberalArtsSurvival.com
"Walden on Wheels, a remarkable memoir that manages to stay light on its feet while saying a great deal about the state of modern American society. Ilgunas is a rare and wonderful travel companion" —Tampa Tribune
"Ilgunas' radical approach to life and unique sense of humor is what makes Walden on Wheels a great read." —Metro
"A funny and poignant take on debt in America, education, and making the most out of life." —Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
"This enthralling account …is richly layered with both humor and deep circumspection. Thoughtful and well-crafted, [and] inspiring to read, Walden on Wheels, reminds one that life is made up of the little things, the experiences gained, the adventures survived, rather than the consumables acquired." —Summit Daily
"Ilgunas heroically (and often comically) maps out a life beholden to no one. Standing against the madness of conformity, Ilgunas offers what could be the Walden of our age." —Andrew Steele, former head writer of Saturday Night Live and creative director of Funny or Die
"Wrapped in a powerfully told, often self-deprecating travel memoir, Walden on Wheels delivers important, even life-changing, insights into navigating your way to a saner life in a sometimes insane, debt-driven, consumer culture." —Jeff Yeager, author of The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches
"Walden on Wheels is a powerful narrative that puts a human face on the problem facing too many college graduates these days as tuition prices and student debt continue to climb. Ken Ilgunas' humorous coming of age story should be a warning to any student who doesn't worry about how taking on excessive debt might impact them." —Jeffrey J. Selingo, author of College (Un)bound
"Give him anger or give him tears, but nothing's going to hem in the energy force that is Ken Ilgunas." —Daniel Asa Rose, author of Larry's Kidney
"Loved this book — and was both entertained and encouraged — from page one to the very end." —Backwoods Home Magazine
"Among many other delights, Ken Ilgunas offers a fresh, provocative perspective on the student debt debate in his rollicking coming-of-age memoir—a funny and inspirational debut." —Robert Twigger, author of Angry White Pyjamas
Very well written, interesting story.
On the one hand, I found the book to be a really compelling read; I could hardly put it down and finished reading it in less than a week (which is very fast for me).
The book is much more than that--the story of one man's search for what is important in this life and how to live in harmony with it.
Read this - and buy some extras to give to anyone in their teens - this is well written and a great
lesson. Read more
I like the premise of the book, which is that student loans are becoming more burdensome and sometimes overwhelming, considering the increased cost of living vs. flat incomes. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Mark Archuleta
I related with Ilgunas when I read this book. I have lived the last 12 years submerged in student debt. Ilgunas is from western New York, and I'm from north western Pennsylvania. Read morePublished 10 days ago by PFisher
I was interested in the author's Walden-in-a-van experience, but he didn't even have wheels until 3/4th of the way through the book. Lol. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jane
This book is at its best when the narrative focuses on the experience and the setting. The narrator becomes insufferable (particularly in the last third of the book) when he allows... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Mary Katherine
Best book I've read in a long time, I am sad it's over but now will begin to read again!!!Published 21 days ago by Leah Erban
Many of the negative reviews here come from Gen X. I am a millennial, so maybe it changes my perspective.
Not since Walden, have I so liberally highlighted a text. Read more