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Peter Sagal, the host of NPR s Wait WaitDon 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 , Peter Sagal brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition towards heft, and a sedentary star of public radio started running seriously And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and farther, runningmarathons and logging tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the United States and the world, including theBoston 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 travelled, 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 inWith 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

15 thoughts on “The Incomplete Book of Running (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Peter Sagal, Peter Sagal, Simon & Schuster Audio: Audible Audiobooks

  1. art art says:

    I need to preface this review by noting my biases I am also a short, bald father employed by an NPR station who loves to run and who also loves the Boston Red Sox So my affinity towards Mr Sagal is a given.With that said I really loved this book and would have loved it whether or not my affinity towards Mr Sagal was an undercurrent in my thinking As a runner, a father, a husband, a person who has questioned their lifestyle upon notice of love handles, a person who has gone through both triumphs and struggles, this book hits nearly every reason why I don t go out for a jog, but call myself a runner Perhaps it s best to start with what this book IS NOT.It s not a Talmudic interpretation of Hanson s marathon training although both the Talmud and marathon training come up in the book It s not a self help book on how to start running although you ll be inspired to start running if you aren t a runner already It s not a sojourn through Mr Sagal s lifetime running accomplishments although you do visit several periods of his life and he does note some of his accomplishments It s not like any other running book I have ever read and I ve read quite a few.The best way I can describe the book is this it s what I imagine it would be like if I bellied up to the bar with Pete because it s a bar, I d call him Pete and not Mr Sagal, unless he insisted and had a few beers while talking about life, running, fatherhood, marriage, heartbreak, struggles, and triumphs.There are funny parts obviously , some great stories especially his experience as a guide for blind runners at the 13 and 14 Boston Marathon , and some pretty profound moments No offense to Mr Sagal notice we aren t at the bar in this situation, so I m formal , but I didn t think I d have to read this book with a pencil for underlining purposes as I, perhaps naively, did not approach this book with the idea that there would be quotes or thoughts to which I would want to return But there were many moments where I stopped to think about the profundity of a sentence or an observation or a quote.Every runner will feel a familiarity with some of the concepts, thoughts, and feelings about which Pete writes I m drinking a beer as I type this so I m going back to the informal for this part Every father, husband, mother, wife, sibling, aunt, or uncle will feel the same The book not so much explores the life of a runner, but all of our lives searching for meaning, for a goal, for security, for self worth, for a life well lived.I highly recommend it for everyone.

  2. a_brogdon a_brogdon says:

    If the key test of a running book is whether or not it makes you want to get outside and running again as soon as possible, then this book gets an A Also, Peter Can I give you a hug

  3. CC Coach Mike CC Coach Mike says:

    This is an interesting book written by Peter Sagal host of NPRs Wait, Wait Don t Tell Me The book is about his running life with particular focus on the year of his divorce The book varies between being funny, thoughtful, sad, insightful It is an easy read part memoir, part running book.

  4. Michael J. McGinniss Michael J. McGinniss says:

    This is a good book for anyone who also became a middle aged runner or is thinking of it There are some great insights and anecdotes I missed having a little of the sense of humor Mr Sagal provides on Wait WaitDon t Tell Me, and I thought at times it was a little self indulgent but enjoyed it and would recommend it.

  5. MAD MAD says:

    From the title of the book I am, of course, an owner of The Complete Book of Running to the anecdotal stories told in a self effacing manor, this book was a joy to read The author downplays his abilities as a runner But as a repeat Boston Marathoner and runner of almost 40 years, I am impressed with his running and his perspective on running and yes, even life s ups and downs Worth the read if you like a fun look at running and life in general.

  6. Troy Larsen Troy Larsen says:

    I enjoyed the book, so much so that I started reading it a second time There was a small portion that ran contrary to my personal beliefs, but i skipped over it I enjoyed how Peter interwove his personal running experiences with events affecting running and how different people approach running In particular, those for whom running poses additional challenges Many have mentioned how much Peter s decaying marriage and subsequent divorce are mentioned in the book I personally viewed it as a sad background story and sought to enjoy the merits of the book despite it That aspect does seem to come to a happy ending.

  7. Curtis Curtis says:

    I ll start by saying I m biased I both listen to WWDTM and am an amatuer runner so I fit square in the target demographic of this book I love listening to Peter Sagal as a humorist but even so when he s talking on a serious note And this book is one long serious note true to form there s than enough humor throughout to keep it from becoming too heavy handed.To sum it up it s musings on life and its struggles as viewed through running colored glasses You likely won t walk away with any new, profound knowledge Peter clearly states that he s not here to give running advice, just go out and run But you will set the book down having felt like you just shared a drink and a few hours of conversation with someone who s spent a lot of time contemplating mortality and trying to find purpose in life Peter s a thoughtful person and I enjoyed this little biography of sorts.

  8. Tony McFee Tony McFee says:

    As a lifelong runner, it is always nice to read someone else s thoughts on the activity Not quite as serious as What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, this is a good look at the reasons some of us get out there every day despite aches, pains, and crappy weather This would make a good gift for the runner in your life, or if you are a runner, a nice explanation of your insanity for your non running loved ones.

  9. tombo tombo says:

    Peter comes off as braggadocios Nobody cares about your run today The best runners don t share their runs or tell everybody about their 20 mile run in preparation for their upcoming marathon I support The Memo Method search it Peter makes it all about Peter, even when he s trying to help people.The good parts of the book could have been condensed to one chapter Apparently, other reviewers have felt differently Your mileage may vary.

  10. Sarah H. Sarah H. says:

    A friend recommended this book to me I have just started running again after a decade hiatus, so I am starting from scratch At first, I was wondering how this book was going to help me, but it did His memoir centered around running helped me think about my own psychology There are some tips for beginners, but the best thing this book helped me with was to inspire me to keep running and to be ambitious about how far I can run.

  11. Seth Seth says:

    I would recommend this book to all runners, especially middle aged, recently divorced men A beautiful reminder of how this sport enhances all facets of our lives.

  12. Robin Ostrov Robin Ostrov says:

    Got this for my husband who is training for a half marathon and is a big Peter Segal fan He s only a few chapters in but already raving about it

  13. V. Rude V. Rude says:

    Don t even like running but enjoy Peter on wait wait , cheonbyl podcast and nerdetteI enjoyed this book a lot, got it on my kindle

  14. bilb-weil.de Customer bilb-weil.de Customer says:

    Peter Sagel, to the delight of fans of Wait Wait like myself, has weaved light memoir with specific advice that translates beyond the world of running Sprinkled with his famous wit, the style is fun to read, and the stories are interesting and well written.

  15. Marlene Hall Marlene Hall says:

    I bought this as a gift for my 38 yr old son He loves this inspirational and informative book Answers many questions by a well informed runner.