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    Download ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Sam Macdonald Sam Macdonald Ä 2 Summary Free download The Urban Hermit A Memoir Fat broke and sunk to borrowing money from his parents to make student loan payments journalist Sam MacDonald dreams up the Urban Hermit plan He will spend 8 a day and limit his food intake to 800 calories a day

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    Free download The Urban Hermit A Memoir Download ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Sam Macdonald Sam Macdonald Ä 2 Summary 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

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    Free download The Urban Hermit A Memoir Sam Macdonald Ä 2 Summary Download ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Sam Macdonald If you have ever gotten sick of your own shit then you will love this book It is honest and self deprecating with just a touch of intelligence to make Macdonald likable The events of his life progress beyond mere thoughts rolling around someone's head into lessons of overindulgence and how hard the straight and narrow road can beAs a random

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    [E–pub/Pdf] The Urban Hermit A Memoir BY Sam Macdonald Free download The Urban Hermit A Memoir 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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    Sam Macdonald Ä 2 Summary [E–pub/Pdf] The Urban Hermit A Memoir BY 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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The Urban Hermit A Memoir

Characters ✓ The Urban Hermit A Memoir Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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

Free download The Urban Hermit A Memoir

Characters ✓ The Urban Hermit A Memoir Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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. If you have ever gotten sick of your own shit then you will love this book It is honest and self deprecating with just a touch of intelligence to make Macdonald likable The events of his life progress beyond mere thoughts rolling around someone s head into lessons of overindulgence and how hard the straight and narrow road can beAs a random pick using gift card riches I was very pleased with this book

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Characters ✓ The Urban Hermit A Memoir Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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. Fat broke and sunk to borrowing money from his parents to make student loan payments journalist Sam MacDonald dreams up the Urban Hermit plan He will spend 8 a day and limit his food intake to 800 calories a day with meals consisting of lentils and tuna fish Who knew deprivation and poverty could be so funny MacDonald s journey from the Fat Bastard to the Urban Hermit was supposed to last a month Instead it starts with his debt during the dot com boom and his over stressed size 44 pants and ends soon after September 11 2001 with his then fianc urging him to eat a little to fill out his face In the year in between readers join MacDonald and his cousin Skippy their life in a brown apartment with accidental pets a trip to Bosnia and mistakes involving foreign money trailer park activism politics and porn and cross country adventures with people so charming so scary so absurd that we want to be there Dumb Luck could easily have been an alternative title to this book as both MacDonald and his Skippy uit their jobs anytime they get promoted Readers happily enjoy the outrageous ride When the cat finds a linty ball of Ecstasy under the recliner Sam and Skippy head out to the woods and discover a Dukes of Hazzard convention MacDonald s cousin Aaron a lovable hippie who gets along with everyone accompanies them to the Rainbow Gathering as the photographer on one of MacDonald s assignments and ends up saving their lives while serving food and fixing his beloved van Deprived of luxuries such as beer and shots and lonely since all his friends are drinking without him MacDonald wanders the streets of Balti oblivious to the weight that is dropping off Only morons would treat this as a diet and get out of debt book but Urban Hermit is one of the better gimmicky memoirs written today Well written each chapter opens with a newspaper article highlighting the financial excesses of the late 1990s and then MacDonald goes on to describe his own circumstances in a realistic humorous way Part of the beauty of MacDonald s writing lies in his apt descriptions and serendipitous adventures Rolling Rocks are 1 at Kipling s bar and MacDonald freuently compares expenditures shoes a sleeping bag a new suit with how many Rolling Rocks one could buy MacDonald starred in an ad for Kipling s as the drunk fat guy and vaguely remembers the role as an easy one MacDonald says of his wife Michele on their first date She looked like danger and smelled like math MacDonald s first cooked batch of lentils made me gag a little as he describes that mushy crunchy soggy biteAn engrossing engaging read with a satisfying yet incomplete ending Urban Hermit offers a drastic and delightful look at debt and dieting

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • The Urban Hermit A Memoir
  • Sam Macdonald
  • English
  • 08 October 2019
  • 9780312376994