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What I talk about when I talk about running: a memoir

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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, not to mention triathlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and--even more important--on his writing. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and takes us to places ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him. Through this marvelous lens of sport emerges a panorama of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his greatest triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after fifty, of seeing his race times improve and then fall back. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is rich and revelatory, both for fans of this masterful yet guardedly private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running."
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Full title what i talk about when i talk about running
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Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami

An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is an illuminating glimpse into the solitary passions of one of our greatest artists.
While training for the New York City Marathon, Haruki Murakami decided to keep a journal of his progress. The result is a memoir about his intertwined obsessions with running and writing, full of vivid recollections and insights, including the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, here is a rich and revelatory work that elevates the human need for motion to an art form.

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subject_facet Authors, Japanese -- Japan -- Biography, Marathon running, Murakami, Haruki, -- 1949-, Runners (Sports) -- Japan -- Biography
title_display What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir
title_full What I Talk About When I Talk About Running A Memoir, What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir / Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel, What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir [electronic resource] Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
title_short What I talk about when I talk about running :
title_sub a memoir
topic_facet Authors, Japanese, Biography & Autobiography, Marathon running, Murakami, Haruki, Nonfiction, Runners (Sports), Sports & Recreations