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New Running Book "Born To Run" Is Out Today and Book Signings Are Tuesday in New York and Thursday in Boston
A LetsRun.com visitor by the name of Chris McDougal has written a book entitled, "Born to Run" which is out in the US as of today. In an email to us he described the book to us as follows,
He sent us a reviewer's galley but we haven't had time to read it but the book is getting great reviews as Chris stated to us in the email. Check out what 4-time Boston winner, Bill Rodgers, said about it, "Born to Run is hilariously funny, weird, and nonstop fun to read. Runners can sink their teeth into it."
Some other reviews according to Amazon.com.
“Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history. . . .
[McDougall] seeks to learn the secrets of the Tarahumara the
old-fashioned way: He tracks them down. . . . The climactic race reads
like a sprint. . . . It simply makes you want to run.”–Outside Magazine
enthralling story. . . . McDougall’s background as a magazine writer is
readily apparent–his prose is light and airy, informative without being
pretentious. Most passages are short and engaging with extra doses of
drama and exclamatory phrases thrown in to great effect. McDougall
wisely grounds the narrative in his own struggle to engage in the
concluding race–he was frustrated with his tendency to get injured–and
he offers insightful sidebars on a variety of topics, from the
development of the modern running shoe to an evolutionary argument that
humans are literally born to run. . . . A terrific ride, recommended
for any athlete.”–Kirkus, starred review
The book is out in the US as of May 5th and the nationwide book tour has begun on the East Coast. The dates are as follows:
Tues, May 5: Manhattan, New York Running Company, 7:30
Thurs, May 7: Boston, Greater Boston Running Co, Lexington, MA, 6 pm.