Maybe It’s About Time is the title of a book written by our guest Neil Boss on this edition of Living The Retirement Lifestyle Podcast. Neil is a retired partner of Deloitte LLP one of “The Big Four” Accountancy and Management Consultancy firms in London and we were intrigued to know the story behind his book and whether it was something he had always wanted to do…
You’ll hear his answer when you tune into our chat because like you, we were intrigued to know why now and why the story line he chose but as you will hear him say “it was always a plan to write a book in his retirement”
We’ll circle back to that…
Set in the early months of 2020 Maybe It’s About Time is a story about the difficulty of changing life for the better. The central characters are Marcus and Claire and how a chance encounter through a mutual friend, Gavin leads to an unlikely friendship all the while the early months of the pandemic were unfolding. We had to ask Neil whether Marcus was actually him but he assures us the character was totally fictional albeit he draws on his experience of what he describes as the egocentric world of professional service.
Whilst full of humour, the story ultimately delivers a serious message about remaining true to our personal values and changing lives for the better.
We began reading Maybe It’s About Time on a transatlantic flight to Salt Lake City just recently. It was a large book to take on board but Susan was quickly engrossed (and the crew were intrigued to know was it a good book lol). I (Chris) get to read it next beacuse that’s how we work together lol 😂!
We asked Neil if he ever saw his book becoming a movie. We had to laugh when he said he was no J K Rowling or a Harry Potter wizard but seriously if the right person reads his book we’re sure it would make a great screenplay.
After all the pandemic years will be something that will be talked about for a very long time and we reckon his satirical look at those times would be a hit!
If you’re intrigued we highly recommend you pick up and read It’s About Time and connect with Neil if you have any questions (detail on his website below)
You’ll find him on Twitter @iamneilboss and on LinkenIn he’s @NeilBoss
His website is NeilBossAuthor.co.uk
We don’t know about you but we hope there’s a sequel or two in the pipeline and if future books are anything like his first there’s definitely important messages the world needs to hear
Thanks for joining us on today’s podcast and look forward to seeing you next time…
Could you write a book?
Tune it for a future podcast to find out