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What I talk about when I talk about running

By Haruki Murakami

Published : 2007
For the end of the summer we have picked something on a little lighter note.  Haruki Murakami, “running novelist” is currently the most popular Japanese writer, beloved by millions around the world. So popular, his books are among the most often stolen books in the bookstores…

“What I talk about when I talk about running” is not the usual Murakami book.  It is a book about one of his passions: long-distance running.  He contemplates how running and physical activity in general affect his life, helps him to understand his body, to relax it, and in effect help to clear his mind and emotions. Biographical details add  spice to the book.  Joggers and non-joggers alike find this book interesting. 

Interesting quote from this book: 

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.