The Upgrade

The Upgrade

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Bored, broke, and struggling to survive in one of the most expensive cities on earth, Paul Carr comes to the surprising realization that it would actually be cheaper to live in a luxury hotel in Manhattan than in his tiny one-bedroom London apartment. Inspired by that possibility, he sells his possessions, abandons his old life, and starts living entirely without commitments as a modern-day nomad. Thanks to Paul's ability to talk his way into increasingly ridiculous situations, what begins as a one-year experiment soon becomes a permanent lifestylea€”a life lived in luxury hotels and mountain-top villas. A life of fast cars, Hollywood actresses, and Icelandic rock stars. Of 6, 000-mile booty calls, of partying with eight hundred female hairdressers dressed only in bedsheets, and of nearly dying at the hands of Spanish drug dealers. And, most bizarrely of all, a life that still costs less than his surviving on cold pizza in his old apartment. Yet, as word of Paul's exploits starts to spreada€”first online, then through a national newspaper column and eventually a book deala€”he finds himself forced constantly to up the stakes in order to keep things interesting. With his behavior spiraling to dangerousa€”and sometimes criminala€”levels, he is forced to ask the question: is there such a thing as too much freedom?Internet experts refer to a reliance on this kind of storage as a€œliving in the cloud, a€ a phrase that has always appealed to me. ... and music but by living in hotels, renting cars as I need them and generally having no ties, I was basically living my entire life in the cloud. ... Still, at some point Ia#39;ll probably relent and buy an Amazon Kindle or some similar ebook reader that reproduces the experience of readinganbsp;...

Title:The Upgrade
Author:Paul Carr
Publisher:Red Wheel Weiser - 2012-04-10


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