Watch Nigel Marsh, author of the hilarious memoir Fat, Forty and Fired, discussing the ongoing battle to create a work/life balance.
As he approached the age of forty, Nigel Marsh's life seemed almost perfect: he had moved with his family from the UK to sunny Sydney and landed his dream job as the head of a leading advertising agency. However, he was also stressed, overweight and struggling to balance a career, a marriage and the demands of four small children.
But everything changed when he lost his job. After the initial shock of redundancy (and some unpleasant surgery), Nigel decided to embrace life outside the office and spend a year taking stock.
Nigel has been described by as 'one of Australia's most outstanding writers and commentators' and in the following video he speaks from direct personal experience, giving his views on how to get the best out of business, life and those around you.
Fat, Forty and Fired is the hilarious, insightful and deeply moving account of Nigel's 'gap year' at home, as he rediscovers fatherhood, loses weight, kicks his drinking habit, trains for an ocean swimming race and generally gets his house in order. It is a story for anyone who has dreamed about leaving the rat race behind and living a more meaningful life.
It is available to buy now from Piatkus, priced at £8.99.
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