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

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Haruki Murakami with Philip Gabriel (Translator)

179 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

nonfiction memoir inspiring reflective medium-paced


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 crit...

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