By Nigel Marsh
Nigel Marsh is a under pressure, obese loan slave suffering to stability a high-pressured profession, a wedding and the calls for of 4 babies lower than 8.
Then the unthinkable occurs - he loses his task.
After the preliminary surprise (and a few disagreeable surgical procedure) Nigel comes to a decision to include lifestyles open air the workplace and spend a yr taking inventory. What follows is a candid and infrequently hilarious account of ways he makes an attempt to grasp the paintings of hands-on parenting, lose 20 pounds, teach for an ocean swimming race and are available to phrases with the starting to be realisation that he's an alcoholic.
Along the way in which we find what males (or this guy) fairly take into consideration intercourse in marriage, being strong dads, paintings, love, soccer, kinfolk, faith, self-help books and sharks, only for starters.
FAT, 40 AND FIRED is an extraordinary gem, a hugely enjoyable, thought-provoking and encouraging memoir approximately falling off the hamster wheel and surviving.
As Nigel says, 'I don't have a catchy slogan that sums up what I learnt from my yr off. i know, notwithstanding, that males aren't from Mars and fats isn't a feminist factor. males are from Earth and fats is fats. I don't declare to have usable knowledge for an individual else. All i will be able to say is that I lived the dream of dropping by the wayside, and this is often the way it used to be for me...'
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He asked his friend Sheikh Mahmoud Tabari (so called after Tiberias, which in Arabic is Tabariah) for a horse and was given a sturdy steed. His plan was to ride first to Tiberias. The route took him through the towns of Ableen and Hittin, passing through A’yn Mahel. Hittin, eight kilometres north-west of Tiberias, was a particularly attractive village with breathtaking views. Its houses stood on descending terraces. Built of stone, with roofs made of arched wood, these dwellings were surrounded by orchards.
Jaffa was the Mecca of Palestine to which all roads led, much like ancient Rome. In Haifa, Jaffa Road was the town’s principal artery, originally connecting the eastern and western gates. This was also the main market street, divided into sections, each housing a specialised trade. It was by following this road that Najib fled the city. The covered marketplace he passed had been cleaned just before the start of the war, its roof repaired, its alleyways paved with tile. Further east along the seashore were to be found the oldest public buildings: the post office and government house, which 17 A Rift in Time was locally referred to as the saray (Persian for house).
Najib listened intently. He was now convinced that he must not give himself up. He had to go into hiding. Once he had made the decision, he began to feel that all eyes were upon him. I know that feeling also. In its early days the offices of the human rights organisation I had helped establish, Al Haq, were stormed by the Israeli army. After that they kept us under surveillance. On one occasion I went into the office to smuggle out some files and as I walked into the street with them I felt that everyone was looking at me.