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The Incomplete Book of Running

Lu par : Peter Sagal
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Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and a popular columnist for Runner’s World, shares lessons, stories, advice, and warnings gleaned from running the equivalent of once around the Earth.

At the verge of turning 40, Peter Sagal - brainiac Harvard grad, short, bald Jew with a disposition toward heft, and a sedentary star of public radio - started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and further, running 14 marathons and logging tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the US and the world, including the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he crossed the finish line moments before the bombings.

In this new audiobook, Sagal reflects on the trails, tracks, and routes he’s traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear - in St. Louis, in February - or attempting to “quiet his colon” on runs around his neighborhood - to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners and the triumphant post-bombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014. With humor and humanity, Sagal also writes about the emotional experience of running, body image, the similarities between endurance sports and sadomasochism, the legacy of running as passed down from parent to child, and the odd but extraordinary bonds created between strangers and friends. The result is a funny, wise, and powerful meditation about running and life that will appeal to listeners everywhere. 

©2018 Peter Sagal (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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  • ben Mansur
  • 31/10/2018

First running book I actually enjoyed!

Great stories from a non elite athlete. Any runner will relate and non runners will be inspired. And it’s read by Peter Sagal.

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  • Ricky
  • 22/02/2019

Absolutely excellent.

I am not a runner, I am not athletic and I had honestly somehow never heard of Peter Sagal. How I stumbled across this book doesn't even really make sense. Fate perhaps.

This was the best audio book I have heard to date. Sagal takes us through his childhood, his relationships and his experience with the Boston marathon bombings; all through the lens of his time spent running.

It's a beautiful read that will make you laugh, then cry, and then laugh some more.

I can not recommend this enough.

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  • David A Serrano
  • 12/02/2019

Loved it.

This book taught me a thing or two about life and running, and it was funny. I didnt know what to expect before I started the book, but I really enjoyed it.

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  • Timothy Phelan
  • 18/01/2019

Fabulous

One of the best things you can listen to on Audible. If you are a runner, the book is doubly fabulous. Highly recommended!

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  • Brian30
  • 09/11/2018

Brian

Runner or not this is a great book and best as audio as Peter Sagal has a bit of experience behind the microphone. It puts running into perspective from the joys to stomach trouble. I was hooked within the first story of Boston and breezes through the remainder. I was saddened that it had to end, just like a runner might feel when the training is over and the race has ended. I wait for the next book Peter!

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  • Dennis Kuhn
  • 21/07/2019

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  • slulibby
  • 03/07/2019

More than running

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It isn't so much about the physical act of running, as it is about its lessons. I am only a beginning runner, but this book shed light on what might be to come.

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  • jsalvador
  • 27/06/2019

Lovely...NOT!

Per usual, just when I thought I was enjoying Peter's sense of humor, his sarcasm, narcissism, and solipsistic attitude just made tune out.

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  • Fiorella Applebe
  • 21/06/2019

Heartwarming and funny

I absolutely love wait wait don’t tell me-and loved this book! It made me laugh and cry, and very optimistic about the ups and downs of life. Very well read and entertaining!

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  • Joan Hartley
  • 02/06/2019

Insightful and honest and raw.

I am a loyal Wait Wait fan so I expected to be entertained by this book. That said, I did not expect my favorite NPR host to be so honest and forthcoming about the challenges he has faced even as he achieved academically and professionally and met personal goals in his chosen sport of running. My favorite book this year. Loved it!!

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  • Tilman
  • 08/12/2018

A different side of the NPR voice

It was nice to listen to a different side of Peter Sagal, whos voice has been with me for years through “Wait, wait...”. And as an added benefit I learned the difference between joggers and runners :)