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Publisher's Summary

Despite believing he was bionic as a child, Ira Rainey was far from an elite athlete with superhuman running abilities like the ones he read about in books. He was in fact an overweight and unfit slacker who felt a bit sorry for himself because he had sore feet.

Sure he ran a bit, but he also sat around a lot and ate and drank too much. Why? Because he could, and because he was a delusional optimist who thought everything would always be just fine.

That was until a friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given months to live. It was an event that would push Ira to tackle his apathy towards life and take on the challenge of becoming an ultramarathon runner, pushing himself to go further than he had ever gone before.

Fat Man to Green Man is a warm and humorous account of one man's quest to uncover his true super powers as he journeys from fat to fit and covering everything that came between the two.

It is a story of fields and friendships; mud and maps; but more importantly learning how to push yourself to achieve what you would never believe you could - and how to deal with the consequences.

It is a story of fields and friendships; mud and maps; but more importantly learning how to push yourself to achieve what you would never believe you could - and how to deal with the consequences.

©2014 Tangent Books (P)2015 Tangent Books

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good story, needed another narrator

I like the story but I wish it had been married it by somebody else

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It took a bit, but really enjoyed it after the 1/3 way point

The story was a little slow at first. However, I really enjoyed the simpleness of it. I love the descriptions of the national health service iand the experiences that the author had. It was very well read, and touching all the way to the end.

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From one fat man to another

An inspiration from one (former) fat man to another. Time for me to take my journey. Thanks for the nudge

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Great story!

What a wonderful story! It was inspirational, funny at times, and just pure honest. Thanks for sharing.

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Not Good...not good at all.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Anyone who enjoys listening to someone reading the phone book.

What didn’t you like about Nick Rawlinson’s performance?

Unbelievably boring.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Very disappointed and surprised this book was approved by a publisher.

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I want my money back...seriously.

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It's a good story

Good story it reminds me of a friend and me, I just wish it was read by a more manly sounding reader, sorry I'm American you English sound so soft (and to use a word only a woman or Englishmen use) dainty.

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Kind of boring

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There was just no excitement in this book, I could only listen for a little bit.