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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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  • EGB
  • 24/03/2019

Great story for all us single runners

Anyone who has gone through some major life changes will appreciate this book. Getting out and running is a great cure for the blues. He also gives some great advice on marathoning.

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  • OLDIRTYPRIEST
  • 22/03/2019

i enjoyed this book very much.

i enjoyed this book very much I've started exercising not by running but by biking 15 miles everyday.

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  • Lifes2good
  • 13/03/2019

Witty and entertaining

This is a well-written story addressing the impact of running on Sagal's life. Peter Sagal is an excellent author, keeping the book both humorous and real. My only disappointment was that he could not get through the entire book without throwing out his political opinion. Was that really necessary? I would still recommend this book to anyone that enjoys running or just a good memoir.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12/03/2019

Encouraging and entertaining

Peter Sagal in his transparent way takes you on a 10K autobiography of life lessons, food for thought, and humor on how me or anyone can be a runner. Don't look as this book as a cold sterile methodology. Rather it a brief glimpse into one man's journey that offers real insights of the pursuit of finding richness in life through running.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 05/03/2019

The longest episode of Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.

Loves the story and learned a lot about the author, less about running. I eagerly returned to the story after each forced break I had to take. Until with only two chapters left I wanted to hear the ending but didn’t want it to be over.
Listening to Peter for just short of 6 hours, what you couldn’t find another 10 pages Haha I found very relaxing and wonderful and thought, this is the best Wait Wait I’ve ever heard!

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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 :)