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The Incomplete Book of Running

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  76 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s beloved show Wait Wait..Don’t Tell Me and a popular columnist for Runner’s World, shares his insightful and entertaining look at life and running that explores the transformative power of the sport.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Simon Schuster
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Ron S
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: running, memoir
A mid-life memoir you needn't be a runner to enjoy.
Erin
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vulnerable and made me want to run marathons. Should prob have a trigger warning about dieting.
Van Reese
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a long time runner, I was very pleased to win this book in a give away (thank you Simon & Shuster). The only negative, I felt, was that he talks about his divorce; a lot. It was painful, so O.K. We will let it go. Most of the book was, surprise, actually about running. I felt that I could relate well with his running experiences, and found we had much in common. My dad also ran and kind of influenced me getting started running (though I never made fun of him); I also asked for real runnin ...more
Jenny
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Love listening to Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me on car rides to visit family, and I’ve always enjoyed Peter’s sense of humor.
The book was great - not just about Peter’s experience and time spent running but about others’ experiences and time spent running as well. And about the Boston bombings. And life. And challenges. And failures. And on running being a solo and group sport.
It didn’t tell any one specific story in detail, but it tells t
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Jan Van Bruaene
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
I didn't know what to expect about this book. I only know about Peter Sagal from NPR Wait Wait Don't Tell me Show. And I heard he co-wrote the less than stellar movie Dirty Dancing Havana Nights.

He wrote a book about running? What does Peter Sagal know about running?
It turns out he knows quite a bit about it, and has a great number high paced races to show for it.

I expected a funny and witty book. It is not. It is an honest and often raw story about the running part of his life.

I could not p
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Sarah
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
If you enjoy Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR (which I do), Peter Sagal's humour (which I do), and you run (which I do), pick up this book. Despite being a Wait Wait fan, I never knew Peter ran (and ran fast!) until I heard about the release of this book.

I listened to it on the plane to New York to run the 2018 NYC Marathon on 4 November. It was a poignant, funny, and I highly recommend the audiobook!
John
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this audiobook - it was funny, was about running, and was interspersed with Peter's observations and reflections about some of his personal life events. He has the courage to open up about his failed first marriage, which can't be easy, but sometimes it sounds like he's playing the victim card a little heavy and looking for sympathy. Nonetheless, I loved the book and look forward to reading his other books.
Mike Dennisuk
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting book written by Peter Sagal ( host of NPRs “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me”). The book is about his running life with particular focus on the year of his divorce. The book varies between being funny, thoughtful, sad, insightful. It is an easy read ... part memoir, part running book.
Debra Hennessey
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history-bio, sports
Funny, inspiring and poignant.
Andrew Wilhelm
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Peter Sagal AND Running!! What's not to love.

Dan Chilton
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Motivating and, surprisingly, poignant
The Green Girl
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the self-narrated audible version of this book on my runs. It was an easy read and Peter kept me engaged with his stories and introspections.
Amanda
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
He got divorced...lol
Angie Boyter
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3+ but not quite 4, mainly because of the disorganization. See my Amazon review to hear about the good stuff!
http://www.amazon.com/review/R11M4D2...
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