PDF DOWNLOAD [The Urban Hermit A Memoir] AUTHOR Sam Macdonald

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Read The Urban Hermit A Memoir Sam Macdonald ´ 0 Free read Characters Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Sam Macdonald Shoulders at their success and raised a tall one to themIt wasn't until April 2000 that Sam got his wake up call He weighed 340 lbs He was flat broke And the IRS had caught up with himIn a desperate attempt to save himself Sam decided to limit himself to a budget of 8 a week and 800 calories a day He called it The Urban Hermit PlanHe thought he would do it for a month Instead he embarked on. Okay Sam MacDonald is probably a little bit crazy But I get where he was fat broke desperate and while I ve not exactly been there myself I ve been able to see there I m not sure I could ve done what he did to get out of debt and to lose weight but it was inspiring Sticking to my budget is a lot easier when I m thinking I could just be living on tuna fish and lentils Thankfully it s nonfiction or else the part where Sam s life starts to fall into place just as he finally starts to take responsibility and work towards some resolutions would be cheesy But as that wasn t contrived it s also inspiring But in a sarcastic funny way On my worst day I m still not working in a fish warehouse But I do pray every day for my transmission not to go out as a lot of us are just one dead transmission away from our budgets going to hell It s fun funny debt and life advice from a regular dude who drinks and is lazy and has crazy cats occasionally It s nice to not be preached at Great for the post college crowd

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Read The Urban Hermit A Memoir Sam Macdonald ´ 0 Free read Characters Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Sam Macdonald A bizarre year long journey He lost 160 pounds in the process befriended rent dodging trailer park denizens flew to Bosnia on assignment traveled to a peace festival in a hippie van had a run in with Cooter from the Dukes of Hazzard and met the woman who would later become his wifeThe Urban Hermit is a wildly hilarious story about backwoods living as told by a man who should have known bett. Inspiring story of a guy who eats lentils to get out of debt Though I m not sure how that makes him a hermit Is it a diet book A memoir about getting his life together A silly travelogue It s strange and humorous so I d recommend this book But not the lentils

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Read The Urban Hermit A Memoir Sam Macdonald ´ 0 Free read Characters Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Sam Macdonald Faced with the truth that his debts and his waistline had both ballooned out of control Sam MacDonald devised a plan to change his lifeWhen Sam graduated from Yale in 1995 he watched a classmate make inroads as a head office guy in professional baseball another become a day trading millionaire and another develop connections at the Playboy Mansion Struggling to make ends meet he shrugged his. This is the story of a to this reader s mind somewhat screwed up man boy in the body of a 300 pound self named fat bastard who took extreme measures to straighten up and fly right MacDonald though somehow a Yale graduate seemingly lived to do the bare minimum by day as in fly by night dead end jobs and to party by nightmainly drinking and specifically in a Balti bar called Kisling sMacDonald s love of Kisling s and the drinking culture pervades the story and weirdly he writes with affection and vigor about this particular watering hole than he does about any of the people in his life Although I am not one to stand in the way of a man or woman and their favorite dive I found this single minded devotion to getting shit faced depressing especially in someone who was a decade out of collegeCircumstances caught up with MacDonald right around the turn of the millennium in the way of student loans maxed out credit cards a beater car with chronic transmission problems and that pesky back rent MacDonald s plight is all too familiar in the recently departed era of instant gratification bigger is better consumption as a virtue and instant credit schemes However the debt he racked up at Kisling s and with various drug dealers makes his situation somewhat less poignantBacked into a corner MacDonald devises a scheme where he will live on 800 calories a day and a food budget of 8 per week His diet will mainly comprise lentils and generic tuna and bread Along with this mortification of the esophagus MacDonald also swears off Kisling s other bars drugs and entertainment outside the TV He begins to take rambling walks at night after work because he has nothing better to doAnd he begins to lose weightprecipitously Throughout the course of the book MacDonald s weight loss becomes somewhat a metaphor for the other detritus he begins to shed in his life as he transforms himself from The Fat Bastard to the Urban HermitSome of these changes are very impressive on the surface MacDonald begins to actually apply himself to his current job at a small Balti area paper and realizes that journalism is his professional calling Along with the opportunities that present themselves with his work he meets a girl friendI was uneasy with the end of the book MacDonald seems to remain a man with issuesfood issues maturity issues and inter personal relationship issues In truth I suppose the vast majority of the population has these issues It is unrealistic to expect that everything will be tied up in a neat psychological bundle at the end of the last paragraph However I found MacDonald difficult to warm up toand viewed him primarily as the architect of his own downfalls Maybe that should make it all the impressive when he started to climb out of the abyssbut for me it didn t


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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Urban Hermit A Memoir] AUTHOR Sam Macdonald I found this intensely self aware memoir by a former Fat Bastard to be delightful It's pretty rare for people to actually take full responsibility for their situations in life but Sam admits it's all his doing one Rolling Rock at a time I'd eat lentils with this guy

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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • The Urban Hermit A Memoir
  • Sam Macdonald
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 9780312376994