My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What an outstanding book! Drawing from the genres of travel writing, anthropology, a memoir, an argumentative case study, a character study, and a plain good story, this book weaves together a conglomeration of characters and their stories that would not work nearly so well were it not for McDougall's tireless enthusiasm, friendly and amiable writing style, and personal connection with his subject matter.
Whether you are a seriously competitive runner or a once-every-two-months jogger, whether you've dreamed of running a marathon or already completed five, this book will revolutionize the way you think about running as not only a sport, but as a lifestyle, a mentality, and even as a destiny. It might give you "conspiracy theory paranoia" (clearly Nike did not endorse this book), and it might inspire you to go vegan. And it even might make you want to go for a run . . . just after you find out who wins the race.
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