From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore comes this rich and revelatory memoir about writing and running and the integral impact both have made on his life.
Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers Murakami’s four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon. Settings range from Tokyo, 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 cornucopia of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after age fifty, of having seen his race times improve and then fall back.
A Blackstone Audio production.
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The reader sounds nothing like Obama, but a great book nonetheless.
Not sure what the big deal is
So this was heartfelt and mildly interesting, but nothing beyond one person’s journal about running. Perhaps you need to be a fan of his other books and it makes it more interesting? I couldn’t get over the feeling that almost anyone could write one of these. Nothing of the caliber of Born to Run.
Outstanding book to listen to while you run. It is short but it has some funny parts. Has some good philosophy mixed in.