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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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9781405509572
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An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, from the incomparable, bestselling author Haruki Murakami.While simply training for New York City Marathon would be enough for most people, Haruki Murakami's decided to write about it as well. The result is a beautiful memoir about his intertwined obsessions with running and writing, full of vivid memories and insights, including the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer. 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 athletic pursuit.

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subject_facet Authors, Japanese, Authors, Japanese -- 20th century -- Biography, Authors, Japanese -- Japan -- Biography, Biography, Marathon running, Murakami, Haruki, -- 1949-, Murakami, Haruki, -- 1949- -- Travel, Runners (Sports) -- Japan -- Biography, Travel
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title What I Talk About When I Talk About Running a memoir
title_alt Hashiru koto ni tsuite kataru toki ni boku no kataru koto.
title_display What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
title_full What I Talk About When I Talk About Running A Memoir, What I talk about when I talk about running [sound recording] / Haruki Murakami, What I talk about when I talk about running: a memoir [electronic resource]
title_short What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
title_sort What I Talk About When I Talk About Running A Memoir
title_sub a memoir
topic Authors, Japanese, Authors, Japanese 20th century Biography, Authors, Japanese Japan Biography, Biography & Autobiography, Marathon running, Murakami, Haruki, 1949-, Murakami, Haruki, 1949- Travel, Nonfiction, Runners (Sports) Japan Biography, Sports & Recreations, Travel
topic_facet Authors, Japanese, Biography & Autobiography, Marathon running, Murakami, Haruki, Nonfiction, Runners (Sports), Sports & Recreations, Travel