This book will tell you all the reasons why too - even if you don't believe it. I'm convinced anyway.
I was never good at book reports.
Which may surprise my students. Shhh, don't tell them.
Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I finished this book and it was ridiculously good.
And if you run you should read it because you'll want to memorize every word. Interestingly enough, I think non-runners would appreciate it too since McDougall approaches it initially as a non-runner and explores why many people HATE running.
It's just so great. Even when the author rambles a little off on tangents that you find yourself being entirely interested in. But maybe that's just me. I also love Into the Wild, which is another book criticized for it's tangents. I think a well placed tangent adds perspective and delicious side dishes to the giant thanksgiving turkey plot.
Also this book makes me want to eat and run like the Tarahumara. And write with an easy style like Christopher McDougall. He writes like a journalistic storyteller. I like it. I need to use my words more.
Ok, book report done and I didn't even tell you about any of the characters or rising action and leave you with a reading rainbow cliff hanger! Dang.