The Incomplete Book of Running

The Incomplete Book of Running

Peter Sagal, the host of NPR?s beloved show Wait Wait..Don?t Tell Me and a popular columnist for Runner?s World, shares his insightful and entertaining look at life and running that explores the transformative power of the sport....

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Title:The Incomplete Book of Running
Author:Peter Sagal
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:The Incomplete Book of Running
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

The Incomplete Book of Running Reviews

  • Erin
    Nov 04, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

  • Megan Rosol
    Dec 03, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

    As a longtime NPR listener and runner, I was very excited about reading this book. The history of his running and race stories were certainly the best parts of the book in my opinion. I found it to be a bit jumbled as things were told out of order, but it certainly was still very reada...

    If you enjoy Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR (which I do), Peter Sagal's humour (which I do), and you run (which I do), pick up this book. Despite being a Wait Wait fan, I never knew Peter ran (and ran fast!) until I heard about the release of this book. I listened to it on the pla...

    I loved this audiobook - it was funny, was about running, and was interspersed with Peter's observations and reflections about some of his personal life events. He has the courage to open up about his failed first marriage, which can't be easy, but sometimes it sounds like he's playing...

    A great compilation of running stories and how running fit into and improved his life, with a good dose of humor. Some people have described this as a running book that's not *really* about running; I disagree. It is absolutely about running, and I don't think it would resonate wel...

    This is one of the better running memoirs I?ve read. It truly encapsulates the heart, grit, humor and dark moments that running can give us. My heart breaks a little for what happened with his family and I can tell this still causes him some grief. There was a lot of honesty here, bu...

    Oh I loved this book! It seems to have been written just for me...I love running and I love Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. It was heartwarming and laugh out loud funny. Reflective without being terribly sobering. Consider it the light hearted version of Murakami's "What I Talk About When I T...

    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 me...

    Blah. He tells some semi-entertaining stories about running and complains much about his divorce and his ex-wife. "I don't want to burden you with the details of why my wife hates my guts and my kids want me to move out, but this whole thing is crazy expensive and unfair" spiel reminde...

  • Sara
    Nov 24, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

    As a longtime NPR listener and runner, I was very excited about reading this book. The history of his running and race stories were certainly the best parts of the book in my opinion. I found it to be a bit jumbled as things were told out of order, but it certainly was still very reada...

    If you enjoy Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR (which I do), Peter Sagal's humour (which I do), and you run (which I do), pick up this book. Despite being a Wait Wait fan, I never knew Peter ran (and ran fast!) until I heard about the release of this book. I listened to it on the pla...

    I loved this audiobook - it was funny, was about running, and was interspersed with Peter's observations and reflections about some of his personal life events. He has the courage to open up about his failed first marriage, which can't be easy, but sometimes it sounds like he's playing...

    A great compilation of running stories and how running fit into and improved his life, with a good dose of humor. Some people have described this as a running book that's not *really* about running; I disagree. It is absolutely about running, and I don't think it would resonate wel...

    This is one of the better running memoirs I?ve read. It truly encapsulates the heart, grit, humor and dark moments that running can give us. My heart breaks a little for what happened with his family and I can tell this still causes him some grief. There was a lot of honesty here, bu...

  • Auntjenny
    Nov 24, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

  • Mary
    Nov 16, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

  • Sarah
    Nov 09, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

    As a longtime NPR listener and runner, I was very excited about reading this book. The history of his running and race stories were certainly the best parts of the book in my opinion. I found it to be a bit jumbled as things were told out of order, but it certainly was still very reada...

    If you enjoy Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR (which I do), Peter Sagal's humour (which I do), and you run (which I do), pick up this book. Despite being a Wait Wait fan, I never knew Peter ran (and ran fast!) until I heard about the release of this book. I listened to it on the pla...

  • Anna
    Nov 13, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

  • Kate
    Nov 17, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

  • Ron S
    Oct 04, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

  • Christine
    Nov 21, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

    As a longtime NPR listener and runner, I was very excited about reading this book. The history of his running and race stories were certainly the best parts of the book in my opinion. I found it to be a bit jumbled as things were told out of order, but it certainly was still very reada...

    If you enjoy Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR (which I do), Peter Sagal's humour (which I do), and you run (which I do), pick up this book. Despite being a Wait Wait fan, I never knew Peter ran (and ran fast!) until I heard about the release of this book. I listened to it on the pla...

    I loved this audiobook - it was funny, was about running, and was interspersed with Peter's observations and reflections about some of his personal life events. He has the courage to open up about his failed first marriage, which can't be easy, but sometimes it sounds like he's playing...

    A great compilation of running stories and how running fit into and improved his life, with a good dose of humor. Some people have described this as a running book that's not *really* about running; I disagree. It is absolutely about running, and I don't think it would resonate wel...

    This is one of the better running memoirs I?ve read. It truly encapsulates the heart, grit, humor and dark moments that running can give us. My heart breaks a little for what happened with his family and I can tell this still causes him some grief. There was a lot of honesty here, bu...

    Oh I loved this book! It seems to have been written just for me...I love running and I love Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. It was heartwarming and laugh out loud funny. Reflective without being terribly sobering. Consider it the light hearted version of Murakami's "What I Talk About When I T...

  • Kitty Galore
    Nov 24, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

  • Bryan Hall
    Nov 26, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

    As a longtime NPR listener and runner, I was very excited about reading this book. The history of his running and race stories were certainly the best parts of the book in my opinion. I found it to be a bit jumbled as things were told out of order, but it certainly was still very reada...

    If you enjoy Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR (which I do), Peter Sagal's humour (which I do), and you run (which I do), pick up this book. Despite being a Wait Wait fan, I never knew Peter ran (and ran fast!) until I heard about the release of this book. I listened to it on the pla...

    I loved this audiobook - it was funny, was about running, and was interspersed with Peter's observations and reflections about some of his personal life events. He has the courage to open up about his failed first marriage, which can't be easy, but sometimes it sounds like he's playing...

    A great compilation of running stories and how running fit into and improved his life, with a good dose of humor. Some people have described this as a running book that's not *really* about running; I disagree. It is absolutely about running, and I don't think it would resonate wel...

  • Michael Platt
    Nov 29, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

  • Carroll Larremore
    Nov 24, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

    As a longtime NPR listener and runner, I was very excited about reading this book. The history of his running and race stories were certainly the best parts of the book in my opinion. I found it to be a bit jumbled as things were told out of order, but it certainly was still very reada...

    If you enjoy Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR (which I do), Peter Sagal's humour (which I do), and you run (which I do), pick up this book. Despite being a Wait Wait fan, I never knew Peter ran (and ran fast!) until I heard about the release of this book. I listened to it on the pla...

    I loved this audiobook - it was funny, was about running, and was interspersed with Peter's observations and reflections about some of his personal life events. He has the courage to open up about his failed first marriage, which can't be easy, but sometimes it sounds like he's playing...

    A great compilation of running stories and how running fit into and improved his life, with a good dose of humor. Some people have described this as a running book that's not *really* about running; I disagree. It is absolutely about running, and I don't think it would resonate wel...

    This is one of the better running memoirs I?ve read. It truly encapsulates the heart, grit, humor and dark moments that running can give us. My heart breaks a little for what happened with his family and I can tell this still causes him some grief. There was a lot of honesty here, bu...

    Oh I loved this book! It seems to have been written just for me...I love running and I love Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. It was heartwarming and laugh out loud funny. Reflective without being terribly sobering. Consider it the light hearted version of Murakami's "What I Talk About When I T...

    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 me...

    Blah. He tells some semi-entertaining stories about running and complains much about his divorce and his ex-wife. "I don't want to burden you with the details of why my wife hates my guts and my kids want me to move out, but this whole thing is crazy expensive and unfair" spiel reminde...

    I liked it. That's why it got a 3. I didn't love it and I am a huge fan of what I consider "running porn." Usually I can't put a book down that's about running. I love Peter Sagal, 100% really love him on "Wait Wait" but I didn't "love" his book. Liking his book is a huge compliment, h...

  • John
    Nov 11, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

    As a longtime NPR listener and runner, I was very excited about reading this book. The history of his running and race stories were certainly the best parts of the book in my opinion. I found it to be a bit jumbled as things were told out of order, but it certainly was still very reada...

    If you enjoy Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR (which I do), Peter Sagal's humour (which I do), and you run (which I do), pick up this book. Despite being a Wait Wait fan, I never knew Peter ran (and ran fast!) until I heard about the release of this book. I listened to it on the pla...

    I loved this audiobook - it was funny, was about running, and was interspersed with Peter's observations and reflections about some of his personal life events. He has the courage to open up about his failed first marriage, which can't be easy, but sometimes it sounds like he's playing...

  • Karin
    Nov 28, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

    As a longtime NPR listener and runner, I was very excited about reading this book. The history of his running and race stories were certainly the best parts of the book in my opinion. I found it to be a bit jumbled as things were told out of order, but it certainly was still very reada...

    If you enjoy Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR (which I do), Peter Sagal's humour (which I do), and you run (which I do), pick up this book. Despite being a Wait Wait fan, I never knew Peter ran (and ran fast!) until I heard about the release of this book. I listened to it on the pla...

    I loved this audiobook - it was funny, was about running, and was interspersed with Peter's observations and reflections about some of his personal life events. He has the courage to open up about his failed first marriage, which can't be easy, but sometimes it sounds like he's playing...

    A great compilation of running stories and how running fit into and improved his life, with a good dose of humor. Some people have described this as a running book that's not *really* about running; I disagree. It is absolutely about running, and I don't think it would resonate wel...

    This is one of the better running memoirs I?ve read. It truly encapsulates the heart, grit, humor and dark moments that running can give us. My heart breaks a little for what happened with his family and I can tell this still causes him some grief. There was a lot of honesty here, bu...

    Oh I loved this book! It seems to have been written just for me...I love running and I love Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. It was heartwarming and laugh out loud funny. Reflective without being terribly sobering. Consider it the light hearted version of Murakami's "What I Talk About When I T...

    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 me...

    Blah. He tells some semi-entertaining stories about running and complains much about his divorce and his ex-wife. "I don't want to burden you with the details of why my wife hates my guts and my kids want me to move out, but this whole thing is crazy expensive and unfair" spiel reminde...

    I liked it. That's why it got a 3. I didn't love it and I am a huge fan of what I consider "running porn." Usually I can't put a book down that's about running. I love Peter Sagal, 100% really love him on "Wait Wait" but I didn't "love" his book. Liking his book is a huge compliment, h...

    A very nice book about experiences, trials, humor, pain and elation. I have not heard Mr. Sagal's radio show (like listening to my music while driving more), but with the way he writes and similarities in life, I think I'll start. I highly recommend this book for the older runners (lik...

    I already had a geek crush on Peter Sagal, after listening to him on Wait, Wait first on the radio and now in my ears each weekend on my long run. After reading this book of his life and his running, my crush has grown. A lovely book, for both runners and geeks alike. ...

  • Jenna
    Nov 27, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

  • Jenny
    Nov 06, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

  • Emily
    Nov 13, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

  • Carissa Liebowitz
    Nov 24, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

    As a longtime NPR listener and runner, I was very excited about reading this book. The history of his running and race stories were certainly the best parts of the book in my opinion. I found it to be a bit jumbled as things were told out of order, but it certainly was still very reada...

  • Justin Leatherwood
    Nov 22, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

  • Van Reese
    Nov 08, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

  • Doug Gordon
    Dec 05, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

  • Andrea
    Nov 20, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

  • Lisa
    Nov 14, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

  • Luis Cuesta
    Nov 28, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

  • Laurelin
    Dec 03, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

  • Mike Dennisuk
    Nov 10, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

    As a longtime NPR listener and runner, I was very excited about reading this book. The history of his running and race stories were certainly the best parts of the book in my opinion. I found it to be a bit jumbled as things were told out of order, but it certainly was still very reada...

    If you enjoy Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR (which I do), Peter Sagal's humour (which I do), and you run (which I do), pick up this book. Despite being a Wait Wait fan, I never knew Peter ran (and ran fast!) until I heard about the release of this book. I listened to it on the pla...

    I loved this audiobook - it was funny, was about running, and was interspersed with Peter's observations and reflections about some of his personal life events. He has the courage to open up about his failed first marriage, which can't be easy, but sometimes it sounds like he's playing...

    A great compilation of running stories and how running fit into and improved his life, with a good dose of humor. Some people have described this as a running book that's not *really* about running; I disagree. It is absolutely about running, and I don't think it would resonate wel...

    This is one of the better running memoirs I?ve read. It truly encapsulates the heart, grit, humor and dark moments that running can give us. My heart breaks a little for what happened with his family and I can tell this still causes him some grief. There was a lot of honesty here, bu...

    Oh I loved this book! It seems to have been written just for me...I love running and I love Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. It was heartwarming and laugh out loud funny. Reflective without being terribly sobering. Consider it the light hearted version of Murakami's "What I Talk About When I T...

    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 me...

  • Jan Van Bruaene
    Nov 10, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

  • Donlon McGovern
    Dec 03, 2018

    A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy. ...

    As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt th...

    Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting. ...

    I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights. He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running? It turns ou...

    Highly recommended. Great book on running and life in general. ...

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 parts for the frankly off-putting way Sagal writes about his ex-wife and daughters, as well as pretty much all other women (except for his current wife - she seemed like an actual human being). I get that he was also processing his divorce and the after...

    Got to hear Sagal give a book talk at Sixth and I about this book and it was lovely. This is a nice, short book about how running has changed his life for the better. Also nice shout out to my buddy Bobby Gill who started Cupid?s Undie Run! I think I introduced the two on twitter whe...

    I really like memoirs about running. I?ve read three others that I can recall, and this one is now my favorite. Though as I read I wasn?t sure it would be, because I wasn?t sure I really liked Peter Sagal. My first criticism is that Sagal sort of comes off as pitying the blin...

    [Audiobook Review] Why wouldn't I listen to Peter Sagal's lovely voice narrate this humorous yet emotionally poignant book?! A big recommendation to everyone considering the audiobook - it is, in my opinion, the best way to experience Sagal's radio announcer persona, voice, and comedy....

    If you need anymore convincing that exercise almost always helps with emotions, listen to this. Peter Sagal has a great radio voice (of course) and he's a comedian so he applies those things to this discussion of how running has helped him weather his family falling apart and a difficu...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don?t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I?ve always enjoyed Peter?s sense of humor. The book was great - not just about Peter?s experience and time spent running but about others...

    As a newbie to the world of running, Peter Sagal's The Incomplete Book of Running was a fun read that's motivating me to keep training even as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse. Sagal weaves tales of the many races he's run with anecdotes about the colorful characters he's ...

    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I think Peter Sagal?s book offers readers interesting insights about setting goals, making amends, and life in general while also pay attention to how running has impacted his own life. As a teenager he started running 10K races and join ...

    Really enjoyed this book. Don?t read if looking for specific guidance for running. But do read it if you have a weekend, want some laughs, riveting race stories and some life advice from a seasoned runner. Peter writes this as a memoir on his life, particularly about the ending of...

    I'm a runner and also a fan of "Wait, Wait", so I really expected to enjoy this book a lot, but would find it hard to recommend to either a runner or non-runner. Mainly, I thought it would be mostly about running with a lot of humorous anecdotes, but instead it was more of a personal m...

    It's not a "how-to" book, but you'll pick up knowledge. It's not a "humor" book, but you'll laugh! It's not a "memoir" or "historical" book, but you'll get both vibes. And if you're even sort of thinking about running, just go ahead and get your shoes ready, because after about 3 c...

    This book is not about Sagal as a NPR announcer of an excellent radio show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", but about his marital difficulties and his evolution as a marathon runner. Unless one is into running (I am), I'm not sure a non-runner could appreciate all the nuances of his struggle...

    I love the saying he recounted: if you can't play sports, run. If you can't run, run long. I can relate. I'm a fan of Wait Wait and thought this book was entertaining. Peter Sagal talks about his running history, his meshugas about his weight, and his midlife crisis leading to more...

    I love "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," but I had no idea Peter Sagal was such an avid runner. The best parts of the book for me were the ones where he told stories from his life - his running and his family. But the passages about how and why to run were interesting as well. I bought the ...

    As a longtime NPR listener and runner, I was very excited about reading this book. The history of his running and race stories were certainly the best parts of the book in my opinion. I found it to be a bit jumbled as things were told out of order, but it certainly was still very reada...

    If you enjoy Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR (which I do), Peter Sagal's humour (which I do), and you run (which I do), pick up this book. Despite being a Wait Wait fan, I never knew Peter ran (and ran fast!) until I heard about the release of this book. I listened to it on the pla...

    I loved this audiobook - it was funny, was about running, and was interspersed with Peter's observations and reflections about some of his personal life events. He has the courage to open up about his failed first marriage, which can't be easy, but sometimes it sounds like he's playing...

    A great compilation of running stories and how running fit into and improved his life, with a good dose of humor. Some people have described this as a running book that's not *really* about running; I disagree. It is absolutely about running, and I don't think it would resonate wel...

    This is one of the better running memoirs I?ve read. It truly encapsulates the heart, grit, humor and dark moments that running can give us. My heart breaks a little for what happened with his family and I can tell this still causes him some grief. There was a lot of honesty here, bu...

    Oh I loved this book! It seems to have been written just for me...I love running and I love Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. It was heartwarming and laugh out loud funny. Reflective without being terribly sobering. Consider it the light hearted version of Murakami's "What I Talk About When I T...

    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 me...

    Blah. He tells some semi-entertaining stories about running and complains much about his divorce and his ex-wife. "I don't want to burden you with the details of why my wife hates my guts and my kids want me to move out, but this whole thing is crazy expensive and unfair" spiel reminde...

    I liked it. That's why it got a 3. I didn't love it and I am a huge fan of what I consider "running porn." Usually I can't put a book down that's about running. I love Peter Sagal, 100% really love him on "Wait Wait" but I didn't "love" his book. Liking his book is a huge compliment, h...

    A very nice book about experiences, trials, humor, pain and elation. I have not heard Mr. Sagal's radio show (like listening to my music while driving more), but with the way he writes and similarities in life, I think I'll start. I highly recommend this book for the older runners (lik...