What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Jul 29, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, from the incomparable, bestselling author Haruki Murakami.While simply training for New York City Marathon would be enough for most people, Haruki Murakami's decided to write about it as well. The result is a beautiful memoir about his intertwined obsessions with running and writing, full of vivid memories and insights, including the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is rich and revelatory, both for fans of this masterful yet guardedly private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in athletic pursuit.


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Meditative interlacing of running/writing...beautiful. - Goodreads
Beautiful meditation on running, writing, life. - Goodreads
Murakami is really a brilliant writer. - Goodreads
A great Book on running, writing, prepping for both. - Goodreads
Haruki Murakami has a really good writing. - Goodreads
I guess I just like Murakami's writing style. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Caris - Goodreads

Running in downtown Phoenix is typically a mundane and rather warm experience. There's a lot of traffic and stoplights. Sometimes it's a little bit interesting, though. One guy recently tried ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hanna Kusumawaty Jaya - Goodreads

Haruki Murakami has a really good writing. This book tells you about a thin line between running and writing that when the first time we try to connect that two activities we might think that there ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
24
Section 3
48
Section 4
69
Section 5
88
Section 6
103
Section 7
123
Section 8
136
Section 9
152
Section 10
175
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About the author (2008)

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The most recent of his many honors is the Franz Kafka Prize.

www.harukimurakami.com


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