Fat, Forty and Fired

When life goes belly up

Fat, Forty and Fired
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YOU DON’T HAVE TO move to the country and take up organic farming to find a meaningful life. Most people take a gap year at age 18; Nigel Marsh had one thrust on him at age forty. With a wife, four kids, a massive mortgage and a high-powered job in advertising, Nigel’s life soon erupts–first, with a fistula on his backside, next…the end of his job.

This is the warm and engaging story of a man forced to take some time out and take stock. With self-depreciating humour, Nigel Marsh takes us through his journey as he turns from a high-powered wage slave into a human being.

Nigel’s self discovery is not just laugh-out-loud hilarious, it’s also a thoughtful exploration of what modern life is all about.

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About the Author

Nigel Marsh

Nigel Marsh is currently CEO of Leo Burnett, a leading communications company. Previously he was fired from his job as CEO of the advertising agency D’Arcy.

Originally from England, he has worked as a stand-up comedian and has written articles for the Financial Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and numerous advertising magazines. He lives in Clovelly with his wife, two sons and twin daughters.

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