Born to Run (book recommendation)

10 Dec

Book: Born to Run (A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen) by Christopher McDougall

Whether you’re a runner or not, this is just a great book. It’s nonfiction, but the characters are so canny that you’ll keep forgetting that fact about its genre. Chris McDougall has a great Gonzo-journalist style that kept me laughing and yes, even crying the entire time. I couldn’t put it down or stop talking about it (poor Brandon) the entire time I was reading it.

It’s chock-full of great tidbits and information about some more scientific aspects of running, and it’ll get you re-thinking things you’ve always thought to be true about running and the way our bodies handle the activity.

If you know anyone who’s into running, jogging, or extreme sports, I recommend this book as a gift. More than anything, though, it’ll get you thinking about life, human interaction and what our bodies are designed to do on a daily basis. It’s about the human spirit and it’s limitless potential and how ordinary people can do extraordinary things with a healthy dose of will-power.


2 Responses to “Born to Run (book recommendation)”

  1. ella December 14, 2009 at 11:35 #

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  2. pier4rk December 14, 2009 at 12:23 #

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