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  1. says:

    I shouldn't have liked this story of an overweight slacker wannabe journalist who puts himself on a starvation diet for a year in order to save money MacDonald's narrative voice is so relentlessly collouial I kept thinking C

  2. says:

    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 d

  3. says:

    A very charming book about living within your means and realizing what is important in life I highly recommend this one

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    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’

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    Ugh There's nothing wrong with not going on a journey of personal discovery or learning much about anything when

  7. says:

    funny book about a hugely overweight guy living in Balti a few years after graduating from Yale sharing an apartment with his cousin drifting in and out of jobs drinking a lot and going broke He tries a two fold solution to the wei

  8. says:

    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 intelligenc

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    I found this intensely self aware memoir by a former Fat Bastard to be delightful It's pretty rare for people to

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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. I shouldn t have liked this story of an overweight slacker wannabe journalist who puts himself on a starvation diet for a year in order to save money MacDonald s narrative voice is so relentlessly collouial I kept thinking Couldn t this guy who teaches CREATIVE NONFICTION COLLEGE CLASSES have been a bit interesting in his word choice But despite the studied lack of sophistication in his writing which I know was completely on purpose since excerpts of his professional political writing stood out like a sore thumb in the book I was still compelled to finish simply because WHO DOES SOMETHING LIKE THAT I had to know how it all turned out I ll remember the story but the execution is already slipping away

Free download The Urban Hermit A Memoir

The Urban Hermit A Memoir

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. funny book about a hugely overweight guy living in Balti a few years after graduating from Yale sharing an apartment with his cousin drifting in and out of jobs drinking a lot and going broke He tries a two fold solution to the weight and money problems by living on 800 calories a day mostly lentils and tuna sandwiches avoiding the bar where he was a regular and or less doing nothing but going on long walks by himselfBy the end of a year he s lost approximately a whole adult person gotten a steady newspaper job and met the woman he ended up marrying Some detourstravelogues along the way including a trip to cover the Rainbow Gathering in Montana driving all the way there in a nearly expired van with two other ne er do wellsHumor is juvenile at times but overall I enjoyed it uite a bit He has a keen eye for detail in describing even mundane things like his first date in uite a while the reactions he got to his weight loss etc

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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