What I talk about when I talk about running

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What I talk about when I talk about running

a memoir

  • 3.79 ·
  • 34 Ratings
  • 86 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading
  • 47 Have read

"In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing.

Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings range from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston. Funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is a must-read for fans of this masterful yet private writer as well as for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running."

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Alfred A. Knopf
Language
English

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2009, Vintage International
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
2008, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: What I talk about when I talk about running
What I talk about when I talk about running: a memoir
2008, Alfred A. Knopf
in English

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New York, NY

First Sentence

""I'm in Kauai, in Hawaii, today, Friday, August 5, 2005.""

Edition Notes

"Originally published in Japan ... by Bungeishunjū, Ltd., Tokyo, in 2007"--T.p. verso.

"A Borzoi book."

Genre
autobiography, non-fiction

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
895.6/35, B
Library of Congress
PL856.U673 Z465 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16819451M
Internet Archive
whatitalkaboutwh00mura
ISBN 13
9780307269195
LCCN
2008017774
OCLC/WorldCat
226314473
Library Thing
2537238
Goodreads
2195464

Work Description

In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and--even more important--on his writing.Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and takes us to places ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him. Through this marvelous lens of sport emerges a panorama of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his greatest triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after fifty, of seeing his race times improve and then fall back.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 running.From the Hardcover edition.

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