In December 2009, Ken Ilgunas went public as a van-dwelling graduate student in a widely circulated essay on Salon. Playing off the 1990's man-living-in-a-van-down-by-the-river sketch from
How he came exactly to that juncture -- specifically, a university parking lot -- is explained and explored in "Walden on Wheels," Ilgunas' first book. In it, he writes of growing up as an average suburban high school student, the kind of guy who spent more time playing video games than with girlfriends, who went off to college and signed up for way more debt than he wanted.
After realizing that wearing the orange
Join us Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern to talk to Ilgunas about his experiences, his discoveries, his dislike of debt, and to explore what Walden can mean to us in the 21st century. We'll be speaking live with him right here.