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Fat, Forty and Fired One Man's Frank, Funny and Inspiring Account of Losing His Job and Finding His Life

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  • Publisher:
    Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2009
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Marsh, Nigel

    "Homer Simpson meets Anthony Robbins. Marsh's honesty and humanity make Fat, Forty and Fired essential reading for anyone whose life has ever hit a roadblock. Hilarious and inspiring." —Bob Rosner, bestselling author and internationally syndicated Working Wounded columnist "An extremely funny and touching account of how someone can use humor and optimism to put adversity into perspective. Marsh's warm and distinctive view of life lights up every page and makes this a thoroughly enjoyable read." —Paul Wilson, author of The Little Book of Calm "I can pinpoint the precise moment when I realized my transformation from 'executive dad' to 'guy who doesn't work' was complete." —Nigel Marsh Take Dave Barry, Jack Welch, Homer Simpson and Ray Romano, mix in a family, a little weight gain, failure, introspection and redemption, and you have Nigel Marsh's international bestselling autobiography. As a stressed husband and father of four small children under the age of eight, Nigel Marsh was enslaved to his mortgage, recuperating from an embarrassing surgery and suddenly fired from his corporate career. Deciding to venture "off the treadmill" in search of a more meaningful and balanced existence, Marsh tackled the art of hands-on parenting while simultaneously training for an ocean swimming race and coming to terms with his alcoholism. Touching on topics ranging from marital sex (or lack thereof), dieting and parenthood to work, love, football, religion, self-help books and sharks, Marsh makes his U.S. debut after enjoying bestseller status in Australia and the U.K. with this provocative and funny book.

    Original Publisher: [s.l.], Andrews McMeel Publishing
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780740788840