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:Nonfiction
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

  • Kate
    Jan 01, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

    Funny memoir that I?d recommend to any runner (especially if you are a Wait Wait fan!) It?s a really fast read ? I started and finished it over Christmas Eve/Day, even with a good bit of that time consumed with family parties! As someone who is running the 2019 Boston Marathon, I...

    An easy and enjoyable read about the author's story of running. There is a lot of focus on how he used running to cope with his divorce, but I feel like that added more dimension to the book than simply being about pace and race recaps. ...

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

    I want to be Peter Sagal?s running buddy. A funny, poignant meditation on aging, exercise and love. Loved it. ...

  • Erin
    Nov 04, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

  • Katy
    Dec 14, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

  • Heather
    Jan 05, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

    Funny memoir that I?d recommend to any runner (especially if you are a Wait Wait fan!) It?s a really fast read ? I started and finished it over Christmas Eve/Day, even with a good bit of that time consumed with family parties! As someone who is running the 2019 Boston Marathon, I...

    An easy and enjoyable read about the author's story of running. There is a lot of focus on how he used running to cope with his divorce, but I feel like that added more dimension to the book than simply being about pace and race recaps. ...

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

    I want to be Peter Sagal?s running buddy. A funny, poignant meditation on aging, exercise and love. Loved it. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Have a whole new respect for this man and a whole new respect for runners, even myself. ...

    A fun, quick meditation on running and life. If you can, get the audiobook. Peter Sagal works in radio and has a hilarious radio voice! ...

    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...

    Here are some people I think should definitely write books on running: * Anyone who has won an international marathon, half marathon, or qualified for the Olympics * That nurse who came in second place in the Boston Marathon last year * Runners with disabilities who have run marat...

    As one might expect from Peter Sagal, the words and narrative flow in this book, and it?s fairly easy to tell oneself "Just a few more pages." However, I didn?t feel this book was really written for me. The part that rang the most true for me was when he said, self-deprecatingly, t...

    I'm not a runner nor do I aspire to be one, but I still found plenty of inspiration in this book. Mostly I'm a fan of Peter and Wait Wait! Don't Tell Me! but I've also gotten to know a little bit about Peter's off-radio life through Twitter, his prior book (The Book of Vice: Very Naugh...

  • Auntjenny
    Nov 24, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

    Funny memoir that I?d recommend to any runner (especially if you are a Wait Wait fan!) It?s a really fast read ? I started and finished it over Christmas Eve/Day, even with a good bit of that time consumed with family parties! As someone who is running the 2019 Boston Marathon, I...

    An easy and enjoyable read about the author's story of running. There is a lot of focus on how he used running to cope with his divorce, but I feel like that added more dimension to the book than simply being about pace and race recaps. ...

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

    I want to be Peter Sagal?s running buddy. A funny, poignant meditation on aging, exercise and love. Loved it. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Have a whole new respect for this man and a whole new respect for runners, even myself. ...

    A fun, quick meditation on running and life. If you can, get the audiobook. Peter Sagal works in radio and has a hilarious radio voice! ...

    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...

  • Savil Srivastava
    Dec 26, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

    Funny memoir that I?d recommend to any runner (especially if you are a Wait Wait fan!) It?s a really fast read ? I started and finished it over Christmas Eve/Day, even with a good bit of that time consumed with family parties! As someone who is running the 2019 Boston Marathon, I...

    An easy and enjoyable read about the author's story of running. There is a lot of focus on how he used running to cope with his divorce, but I feel like that added more dimension to the book than simply being about pace and race recaps. ...

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

    I want to be Peter Sagal?s running buddy. A funny, poignant meditation on aging, exercise and love. Loved it. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Have a whole new respect for this man and a whole new respect for runners, even myself. ...

    A fun, quick meditation on running and life. If you can, get the audiobook. Peter Sagal works in radio and has a hilarious radio voice! ...

  • Erin Hartshorn
    Jan 21, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

    Funny memoir that I?d recommend to any runner (especially if you are a Wait Wait fan!) It?s a really fast read ? I started and finished it over Christmas Eve/Day, even with a good bit of that time consumed with family parties! As someone who is running the 2019 Boston Marathon, I...

    An easy and enjoyable read about the author's story of running. There is a lot of focus on how he used running to cope with his divorce, but I feel like that added more dimension to the book than simply being about pace and race recaps. ...

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

    I want to be Peter Sagal?s running buddy. A funny, poignant meditation on aging, exercise and love. Loved it. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Have a whole new respect for this man and a whole new respect for runners, even myself. ...

    A fun, quick meditation on running and life. If you can, get the audiobook. Peter Sagal works in radio and has a hilarious radio voice! ...

    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...

    Here are some people I think should definitely write books on running: * Anyone who has won an international marathon, half marathon, or qualified for the Olympics * That nurse who came in second place in the Boston Marathon last year * Runners with disabilities who have run marat...

    As one might expect from Peter Sagal, the words and narrative flow in this book, and it?s fairly easy to tell oneself "Just a few more pages." However, I didn?t feel this book was really written for me. The part that rang the most true for me was when he said, self-deprecatingly, t...

  • Kate
    Nov 17, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

  • Beth Jusino
    Dec 10, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

  • Michael Platt
    Nov 29, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

    Funny memoir that I?d recommend to any runner (especially if you are a Wait Wait fan!) It?s a really fast read ? I started and finished it over Christmas Eve/Day, even with a good bit of that time consumed with family parties! As someone who is running the 2019 Boston Marathon, I...

    An easy and enjoyable read about the author's story of running. There is a lot of focus on how he used running to cope with his divorce, but I feel like that added more dimension to the book than simply being about pace and race recaps. ...

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

  • Nate Hawthorne
    Jan 04, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

  • Susan Schaefer
    Jan 23, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

  • Emily
    Nov 13, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

    Funny memoir that I?d recommend to any runner (especially if you are a Wait Wait fan!) It?s a really fast read ? I started and finished it over Christmas Eve/Day, even with a good bit of that time consumed with family parties! As someone who is running the 2019 Boston Marathon, I...

    An easy and enjoyable read about the author's story of running. There is a lot of focus on how he used running to cope with his divorce, but I feel like that added more dimension to the book than simply being about pace and race recaps. ...

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

    I want to be Peter Sagal?s running buddy. A funny, poignant meditation on aging, exercise and love. Loved it. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Have a whole new respect for this man and a whole new respect for runners, even myself. ...

    A fun, quick meditation on running and life. If you can, get the audiobook. Peter Sagal works in radio and has a hilarious radio voice! ...

    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...

  • Alycia
    Jan 30, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

  • Ron
    Feb 04, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

  • Regina Bradley
    Jan 21, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

  • Jacques Bezuidenhout
    Jan 02, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

  • Lenny
    Dec 12, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

    Funny memoir that I?d recommend to any runner (especially if you are a Wait Wait fan!) It?s a really fast read ? I started and finished it over Christmas Eve/Day, even with a good bit of that time consumed with family parties! As someone who is running the 2019 Boston Marathon, I...

    An easy and enjoyable read about the author's story of running. There is a lot of focus on how he used running to cope with his divorce, but I feel like that added more dimension to the book than simply being about pace and race recaps. ...

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

    I want to be Peter Sagal?s running buddy. A funny, poignant meditation on aging, exercise and love. Loved it. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Have a whole new respect for this man and a whole new respect for runners, even myself. ...

  • Van Reese
    Nov 08, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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...

  • Noelle
    Feb 07, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

    Funny memoir that I?d recommend to any runner (especially if you are a Wait Wait fan!) It?s a really fast read ? I started and finished it over Christmas Eve/Day, even with a good bit of that time consumed with family parties! As someone who is running the 2019 Boston Marathon, I...

    An easy and enjoyable read about the author's story of running. There is a lot of focus on how he used running to cope with his divorce, but I feel like that added more dimension to the book than simply being about pace and race recaps. ...

  • Lauren Kay
    Feb 20, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

    Funny memoir that I?d recommend to any runner (especially if you are a Wait Wait fan!) It?s a really fast read ? I started and finished it over Christmas Eve/Day, even with a good bit of that time consumed with family parties! As someone who is running the 2019 Boston Marathon, I...

    An easy and enjoyable read about the author's story of running. There is a lot of focus on how he used running to cope with his divorce, but I feel like that added more dimension to the book than simply being about pace and race recaps. ...

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

    I want to be Peter Sagal?s running buddy. A funny, poignant meditation on aging, exercise and love. Loved it. ...

    Absolutely brilliant. Have a whole new respect for this man and a whole new respect for runners, even myself. ...

    A fun, quick meditation on running and life. If you can, get the audiobook. Peter Sagal works in radio and has a hilarious radio voice! ...

    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...

    Here are some people I think should definitely write books on running: * Anyone who has won an international marathon, half marathon, or qualified for the Olympics * That nurse who came in second place in the Boston Marathon last year * Runners with disabilities who have run marat...

  • Peter
    Feb 18, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

  • Jan Van Bruaene
    Nov 10, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

  • Allison Sauntry
    Dec 25, 2018

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...

    Not a how to book, but I learned a lot anyway. I have read some of his articles in Runner's World and also listened to him on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me. He has a comfortable, casual way of writing that is completely accessible. There are some good stories and motivational quotes. It ...

    Funny memoir that I?d recommend to any runner (especially if you are a Wait Wait fan!) It?s a really fast read ? I started and finished it over Christmas Eve/Day, even with a good bit of that time consumed with family parties! As someone who is running the 2019 Boston Marathon, I...

  • Jamey Bradbury
    Jan 07, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

  • Grant Den Herder
    Jan 01, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

  • Carina Aleckson
    Jan 21, 2019

    4 stars for the running parts. 2 stars 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...

    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...

    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'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...

    Funny, wry and charming! I love Peter Sagal, not only from Wait, Wait but also his GoT recaps with Nerdette. I?m also glad to know that he is someone who can laugh at himself while singing along to a jingle stating that he?s the worst. ? I often have a hard time relating to r...

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

    The only problem with this book is that it was over too soon. I really wanted a few hundred more pages. It was wonderful for me to get a glimpse inside the mind of someone who feels about running the same way I do. ...

    Peter Sagal's slim memoir about running through the turmoil of his own life and the turmoil of the world at large is entertaining and perfectly captures the radio host's voice and sensibility. I was surprised at how candid he was about the bitterness of his divorce, but it was kind of ...

    Loved this book! I went into this one thinking it would be a humorous take on running; instead, Peter Sagal takes us through all of the highs and lows of life and how running has made an impact through it all. Emotional and hilarious. This book makes me want to be a more mindful pe...

    So... I wanted to like this book. I wanted it to make me want to run again. It didn't. (Sorry, Peter Sagal. I really like your radio show and wanted to like this book.) Sagal bookends his work with great stories about the Boston Marathon, both on the day of the terrorist bombing and...

    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...

    ?But the lesson and practice of running is again, a faith in the possibility of positive change. That, if you run enough miles, with enough dedication and the right kind of mindset, if you accept the limitations of what?s possible but refuse to accept the rutted path of what?s pa...

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

    Picked up this book based on it being a running book. Not knowing the author or his shows. Yes most of the book is centred around running, but it ended up being more of a personal / mid-life memoir of Peter. It is plainly put about Life. And Life happens. Each of us have our own thi...

    Is this a must-read for runners? No. Does it at least contain useful information about running? Not really. Is this a generic memoir with a focus on the topic of running? Exactly. To be honest, that's exactly what I signed up for, so I was far from disappointed. It's a light read with ...

    I enjoyed reading this, and liked getting to know one of my favorite radio personalities on a different level. I started running when I was 39, with the intention of heading-off a mid-life crisis (or stacking the odds in my favor, at least) - and I fully appreciate and empathize with h...

    Running memoir interspersed with running advice. My takeaways: the three Gs are an excellent piece of advice for most new and experienced runners - gradual, goal, and group. Running (or some physical activity if one has the ability and resources to do so) is a huge mental health boost....

    I had heard Peter?s version of the first chapter on the Moth. The book was good (even if the nutrition chapter felt like I?d suddenly picked up In Defense of Food again by mistake). Like Anne Lamott?s Bird by Bird?a book about writing?it?s about much more of life than merel...