What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 29, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, from the incomparable, bestselling author Haruki Murakami.While simply training for New York City Marathon would be enough for most people, Haruki Murakami's decided to write about it as well. The result is a beautiful memoir about his intertwined obsessions with running and writing, full of vivid memories and insights, including the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer. 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 athletic pursuit.


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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

I am not a runner and I often wonder why people choose to put their bodies through grueling marathons. This book explains that very question in a charming and simple way. It was a joy to read, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - cattylj - LibraryThing

There were certain passages of this book where Murakami perfectly articulated the motivation behind distance running and other moments that I thought provided some interesting insight on his novels ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
24
Section 3
48
Section 4
69
Section 5
88
Section 6
103
Section 7
123
Section 8
136
Section 9
152
Section 10
175
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About the author (2008)

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The most recent of his many honors is the Franz Kafka Prize.

www.harukimurakami.com


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