A Stand-Up Comedian's Middle East Travel Journal. Jeffrey Simon, stand-up comedian and insurance salesman, hated what he was doing, and despised what his job was doing to him. When his wife walked into his office and said, "Let's sell all our things and go live on a Kibbutz for awhile," he didn't even flinch. Here's the story of how Jeffrey Simon goes from a three-hundred-pound unhappy life insurance salesman with serious doubts about his marriage and future, to a one-hundred-eighty-pound happy husband . . . with serious doubts about his future. A journey that teaches him how - with a little creativity and a lot of guts - anything is possible.