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

Fat, Forty, and Fired: One Man's Frank, Funny, and Inspiring Account of Losing His Job and Finding His Life
Fat Forty and Fired One Man's Frank Funny and Inspiring Account of Losing His Job and Finding His Life
Author: Nigel Marsh
ISBN-13: 9780740764332
ISBN-10: 0740764330
Publication Date: 4/1/2007
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
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Great story of how a father of four turns his life around after a position he thought was secure is eliminated.
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Nigel Marsh writes a thoroughly entertaining account of his "year off". Set mostly in Sydney, AUS, Marsh sets up the story of his and his wife's lives with their 4 children and his uninvolvement in their day to day lives that lead to his decision to take a year off work. I think the title is a bit mistleading because Nigel does not "lose" his job. When his firm is bought out, he, as CEO, coordinates the integration, and realizes that the only way he can stay with the company is to be willing to relocate overseas again. He and his wife just moved to Sydney 2 years prior and fell totally in love with it and had no desire to move. Because they had enough savings, they decided that Nigel could quit his job and be a stay at home dad for about a year. The results of that decision are turned into a funny, at times laugh out loud, book. He obviously adores his kids, who are hysterical, and is totally in love with this way too good for him wife. Syndey also becomes somewhat of a character in the book. H wrote this book in '04, and I love to hear what his family (especially the kids) have been up to since then.