Are we comprised merely of energy particles, measurable by science, or is there more… energy stored in each of us that science would never be able to put a finger on?
FUEL is the moving story of a runner who has been training on the streets of London to do one thing: to win his maiden race, the New York Marathon. From the time he was a young boy, he culled the best running techniques from the world's running elite, and built himself into a running machine. But it is only after he steps onto the streets of New York that he learns life's biggest lesson. That beyond is where it begins.
I used to say this to a writing student of mine. "Commitment is when you plant your seeds and your feet on the same patch. "
My hopes, my dreams, my all... I've poured it into this book of mine, and you'll find plenty evidence of this within its pages. I have discovered my passion in life, and it is to write. By buying this book today, for yourself, or for a friend maybe, you'll be taking me a step closer to doing that which I have come to love.
Timothy Malcolm Smith, a young Creative Director at a cosy ad agency in East Central London, has warmed the hearts of an entire nation with his creativity and charisma, and is being hailed as one of London’s best creative minds ever. Having arrived at the pinnacle of fame in England, Timmy has shifted his sights beyond his home shores, to New York City. Since he began his career in advertising, it had been Timmy’s ambition to one day set foot in the Big Apple unannounced, and astound the city within days of his arrival, not with his mind, but with his feet.
Training in secret from the time he was a young boy, Timmy diligently perfected his running time till he was within reach of some of the world’s best. He had never before run in competition, and for many years held but one aspiration close to his heart, to win his maiden race, the New York Marathon.
With every Brit in the country tuned in to watch him, Timmy flew like the wind through the streets of New York, and built an insurmountable lead. On the cusp of victory, with an entire nation holding its breath, Timmy did what all his countrymen had come to expect from him. The unexpected.
Jeremy Chin is a former Creative Director who quit his job in search of a life of meaning. He discovered it when he wrote Fuel.
In a magazine interview, when asked how best he would describe himself, he summed it up this way, that he was a living contradiction of himself. A misfit within a misfit.
As a young boy he was the clean cut chess nerd who was sweaty and muddy all the time. The shy guy who could not stop talking once he got started. The knowledge lover who flunked his classes.
He was the lactose intolerant who could finish half a cheesecake in one sitting, the terribly motion sick guy who had been on more boats and planes than 99% of the planet. The funny person who was sad half the time. The Catholic who attended mass every weekend, and Bahai meetings every fortnight.
He was the guy who could lose and find himself in the exact same moment. The web designer who loved staring at programming code. The rowdy sports fan who could sew and loved to cook. The writer who never read.
StART society is a non-profit that uses the arts and performing arts to elevate the lives of underprivilleged children. For every copy of Fuel that is sold, a dollar is donated to the foundation.
CTRL-Z is a larger philantrophic effort of Fuel to undo all that is wrong with this world. Each year, 100% of Fuel's profit from December sales goes to the Mother Teresa Children's Foundation.