What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - Haruki Murakami

Paperback - Very Good Condition


In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he’d completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing.

Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo’s Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston. Funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is a must-read for fans of this masterful yet private writer as well as for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

In a very good condition. There is a crease to the front cover and some light marks on the page edges. See photos for more details.

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Weight 142 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.9 cm




Haruki Murakami