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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by [Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel]
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In 1982, 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, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing.

Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston.

By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, this is a must-read for fans of this masterful yet private writer as well as for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.

'Murakami manages to set a course that takes in views of all literature, sport and the uphill journey of ageing, all with a modest fluency that covers the ground without raising a sweat' Independent

'There can never have been a book quite like this memoir of running and writing before. In its self-contained way, it's nothing less than an inspiration' Evening Standard

'Hugely enjoyable... You don't have to have run a marathon to be captivated' Sunday Telegraph

'Comical, charming and philosophical...an excellent memoir' GQ
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"The first, fascinating insight into the life of this internationally bestselling writer" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN : B005TKD8ZK
  • Publisher : Vintage Digital; 1st edition (10 October 2011)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2943 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 194 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 0099526158
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Kramer
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this non fiction book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 March 2017
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Tom Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice, easy short read, even if you're not interested in running.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 February 2013
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Sarugumo
4.0 out of 5 stars What I talk about when I talk about running.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 August 2009
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yvonni
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought for a gift to my running buddy, read it already in greek!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 May 2013
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