Season 2, Episode 8
Andrew Shanahan is the founder of Man v Fat and the author of Before and After. His novel released at the exact right time, as it’s about the end of the world. What makes Andrew’s novel so unique, however, is it tells an apocalypse survival story from the point of view of a morbidly obese man.
First, we speak about Andrew’s career as a journalist. In particular, he tells me about his time working for a children’s science magazine. One article he wrote was about the worst injury ever, and if you watch the interview you’ll see me squirm as he tells it! I’m not surprised that the article he wrote had loads of complaints from parents!
Andrew also worked as a restaurant critic, something that was the start of his weight gain. When he tried to lose weight, Andrew was disappointed about the female-centric weight loss programmes, and so started up Man V Fat, a hugely successful weight loss programme for men. It’s a thrilling listen!
Thanks once again to Andrew Shanahan for coming onto the podcast and sharing his inspiring story. If you’re interested in Man V Fat you can find the website here: manvfat.com/. Of course the excellent novel Before and After is linked below! You’d better read it soon! You’ll want to be one of those people that said “I read it before it was made into a film!”
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