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Fat, 40 and Fired by Nigel Marsh (BSc 1976)

8 June 2006

Approaching 40, Nigel Marsh has a seemingly enviable life running the Australian office of a leading advertising agency. But he’s stressed, overweight, and struggling to balance a career, marriage and the demands of four small children. Then he loses his job.

Approaching 40, Nigel Marsh has a seemingly enviable life running the Australian office of a leading advertising agency. But he’s stressed, overweight, and struggling to balance a career, marriage and the demands of four small children. Then he loses his job. This is the moving account of his ‘gap year’ at home, as he rediscovers fatherhood, loses 20 kilograms, kicks his drinking habit, trains for an ocean swim race and generally gets his house in order.