As I am leaving for a week long vacation on Wednesday, I am loading up the reading bag. I have a few other books on running, but I have been hearing about this one particular book for a while now. It is called What I Talk about When I Talk about Running, and was written by Haruki Murakami about his time training for the New York City Marathon. Below is from Barnes and Nobles website:
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.
I certainly hope it is as good as it sounds. I am sure to write my own review of it upon my return.