Observations of a Very Short Man

Author(s): Nigel Marsh

Biography

Father's Day, 5 am: Nigel Marsh is woken by his 7 year old son Harry banging him on the nose with a card he's made at school. 'My dad is ...'the card says, to which Harry has added: '...a very short man'. 'That's the least of your problems,' Nigel's wife Kate remarks. As usual, she's right. So begins Observations of a Very Short Man, in which the bestselling author of Fat, Forty and Fired- now fit, fortyish and hired - recounts anecdotes from his work and family life that gave him pause to stop and think. With his trademark humour, honesty and insight, Marsh tackles questions and issues we're often too afraid to ask, and comes up with some surprising conclusions. Such as why we're put on this earth to contribute, not just 'be happy', but why contributing might just make us happy. Why lowering your standards might help you achieve more. Why sex in marriage is a good thing. Why there are some times in life when teamwork, positive thinking and leadership will not get you through. Why shampoo is a con. And why living is NOT about working in a job you no longer enjoy to buy stuff you don't want to impress people you don't like.Observations of a Very Short Manis one vertically challenged man's view of life and how to live it joyfully, compassionately - and without shampoo.

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Marsh is amusing ... He's got a lot of wit and wisdom to offer. Highly entertaining.' - The Sun-HeraldPRAISE FOR FAT, FORTY AND FIREDA very honest, funny book. You'll laugh out loud - and shed a tear-David KochThis book is wake up your wife' funny, really funny, screamingly funny - David Vickers, ABC radioAs thought-provoking as it is entertaining-Sunday Herald SunSo brilliant and funny I neglected my wife and kids for a day so I could read it - The Sun-HeraldA thoughtful book that considers modern lifestyle options with measured sensitivity - Sydney Morning Herald

General Fields

  • : 9781741752274
  • : arened
  • : arened
  • : November 2007
  • : 200mm X 151mm X 22mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nigel Marsh
  • : Paperback
  • : 288