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Title:What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel
Publisher:Knopf Publishing Group
ISBN:0307269191
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Number of Pages:188
Category:Non fiction, Memoir, Biography, Japan

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC What I Talk About When I Talk About Running In having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing Murakami 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 and a dozen critically acclaimed books he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and even more important on his writing Equal parts training log travelogue and reminiscence this revealing memoir covers his four month preparation for the New York City Marathon and takes us 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 Through this marvelous lens of sport emerges a panorama of memories and insights the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer his greatest triumphs and disappointments his passion for vintage LPs and the experience after fifty of seeing his race times improve and then fall back 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 distance running

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