Born to Joy in 1977 in the wintry conditions of Manchester, England, I am a born again author. Having succumbed to the charms of the corporate world out of University and worked across the UK, Europe, USA and Australia, I had my Epiphany. I was a jerk!
Now a recovering accountant and IT consultant, I've been dry for over 2 years. To fill in some time and to fulfill a life long dream, I decided to write a book.
It's a book for everyone, because I think everyone will be able to empathise with at least one of the characters, because they are all real.
on Feb. 20, 2011 :
Money for nothing is one of those 'switch off and relax', easy read books that you will enjoy from the start and finish with a smile. There are plenty of laughs (and a few cringes) as Dave Marsden navigates his way through life in his quest for a corporate kingdom of his own. If you’ve even been a young professional working your way to the top, you’ll find the characters, stories and anecdotes highly relatable and entertaining.
(reviewed 71 days after purchase)
on Feb. 08, 2011 :
Fantastic and humorous story that captures your attention and keeps you from putting it down as you read on autopilot to the very end. Dave Marsdon is the extreme of a relatable character that speaks to every perfectionist professional trying to ‘climb the corporate ladder’ and attempt to ignore their own human emotions and shortcomings.
The beginning of the story multi threads some unrelated stories that leaves the reader laughing, but wondering why they are included. As the book goes on, the stories meld together as they add to the legend of Dave Marsdon and set up the perfect ending.
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)
on Feb. 02, 2011 :
A very enjoyable read with an interesting and believable yet unbelievable character. The chapters move quickly and each delivers a little punch that keeps you reading on and on; the final few chapters really deliver.
(reviewed 52 days after purchase)
on Jan. 04, 2011 :
Great fun. Dave Marsdon is the (inner) consultant you love to hate, would love to be, can't really believe exists, can't stop wanting the very best for, can't wait to be smacked (hard) on the head, all in one.
You probably fall more in love with the characters in his life, but you can't stop rooting for this simpleton genius they have in theirs.
The writing style takes a little while to start its flow, but some grammatical bumps aside it's not long before you're eating through the chapters, eager to live the journey that is Dave's passage into the greater reality.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)