What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, the author began running to keep fit. A year later, he’d completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and takes the reader to places ranging from Tokyo’s Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him.
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Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About RunningUser Review - Tj Wilson - Goodreads
A very good motivator for both writing and running. Includes some very sage advice about a life of goals and maintaining vigor in old age. Read full review
Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About RunningUser Review - Arda Aghazarian - Goodreads
At the age of 33, Murakami decided to become a writer, and a runner. He kept writing, and running, more than 30 years later. He ran +24 marathons across the world. He still runs. This always ... Read full review