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u/_vikram · 13 pointsr/books

Elie Weisel's Night is an astonishing look at the horrors of World War II.

Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running covers mostly the ins and outs, mundane to nontrivial aspects of his writing career.

If you're interested in a graphic novel type of autobiography, there are two that are excellent:
Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis and Yoshihiro Tatsumi's A Drifting Life. The former is Satrapi's account of a young girl growing up in Iran and the latter is Tatsumi's perspective on post-war Japan. Both are very good.

u/SilentStream · 13 pointsr/Fitness

Reminded me of Haruki Murakami's book on running, "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running," except, you know, no pictures or purple drink and fairies with cake. I'm sure he's written about cake-bearing fairies in one of his novels though...

u/dtino · 10 pointsr/running

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

Concise and level, inspiring. It's a memoir and really focuses in on the introspective part of running. Also the source of my favourite quote: "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is Optional."

u/hand_truck · 8 pointsr/AdvancedRunning

> I've plateaued recently and I was hoping to take this time to take a step back and read up on the basics before I injure myself any further

May I suggest a different avenue? Maybe instead of delving to the science of running during your plateau, read about the why: https://www.amazon.com/What-Talk-About-When-Running/dp/0307389839

u/secretsexbot · 5 pointsr/running

I really like Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. It's not really a training book, more of a memoir in which he talks about the role running plays in his life.

If you want a serious training book I'd go for anything by Pete Pfitzinger. Even if you don't like his training philosophy he has great explanations of how your body changes as you get better at running, with actual science.

A lot of people will probably recommend Born to Run but personally I was annoyed by his tirades on the evil of Nike and shoes in general.

u/Trust_Me_IAMA_Wizard · 4 pointsr/running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. Murakami.

http://www.amazon.com/What-About-Running-Vintage-International/dp/0307389839/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Murakami is an international bestseller. He also runs quite a bit. It's filled with great musings.

u/sirernestshackleton · 3 pointsr/running

Haruki Murakami - "What I talk about when I talk about running".

http://www.amazon.com/What-About-Running-Vintage-International/dp/0307389839

u/SydneyHollow · 3 pointsr/IWantToLearn

This is just a tip and can be applied to anything:

Haruki Murakami in his book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running said that you should only write until you recognize that you can still write more. That's when you stop for the day. The idea is that your mind will keep thinking about it and build new ideas and store the ideas until the next time that you sit down again to write. He also says that doing this makes it easier to get back into the groove of writing the next day because you're excited to get your ideas out. I have been doing this and it does help me.

u/ncapezio · 3 pointsr/running

Haruki Murakami What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. http://www.amazon.com/What-About-Running-Vintage-International/dp/0307389839

He writes very short and easy to understand sentences. The concepts may be a bit over her head when it gets philosophical, but if she's into that sort of thing she may get it. I've probably read the book 4 times now and it got me into reading his novels later as well.

Just a thought, may not be perfect but IMHO more age-appropriate than Born to Run. Also, an aside, Murakami could never fall off his godly pedestal in my mind so my response here may be a bit biased.

u/sasha_says · 2 pointsr/running

Have you ever read Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running? It's his memoir as a Japanese author who writes all of his books in English and his love of running. When he talks about running and writing it's all about endurance. He says that sometimes his running is probably slower than walking but he just keeps going.

u/indorock · 2 pointsr/running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. Such a nice read, whether or not you're a (ultra)marathoner.

u/2_old_2B_clever · 2 pointsr/CGPGrey

I'm personally getting a lot of great recommendations who cares if Grey's assistant likes them.

[TLC: High middle ages]
(https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/high-middle-ages.html)
Really interesting professor does a very broad overview of the changes happening in Europe during this time period.

[Unfamiliar Fishes]
(https://www.amazon.com/Unfamiliar-Fishes-Sarah-Vowell/dp/159448564X) Actually most Sarah Vowell books are pretty interesting and entertaining. This one covers the time period of Hawaii from when it was a kingdom to a state, when it's soul is being fought over by missionaries, fruit companies and shipping.


[What I talk about when I talk about Running](
https://www.amazon.com/What-Talk-About-When-Running/dp/0307389839) I'm not a runner, neither is Grey, still a really interesting reflective book.


[Cod: The biography of the fish that changed the world](
https://www.amazon.com/Cod-Biography-Fish-Changed-World/dp/0140275010/ref=sr_1_1?
keywords=cod&qid=1566160678&s=books&sr=1-1)
You need to read this just for the charming cod wars Iceland engages in, also a ton of history and geography.

[Stephen King: On Writing](
https://www.amazon.com/Writing-10th-Anniversary-Memoir-Craft/dp/1439156816) Very nuts and bolts book about the physical act of writing and a lot of inside baseball about the state of mind King was in while writing some of his most famous books,

u/slacksonslacks · 2 pointsr/running

http://www.amazon.com/What-About-Running-Vintage-International/dp/0307389839

Not sure if it's spiritual in the sense that you're looking for, but it's an interesting read. If you're interested in running and Christianity specifically, I'd check out Ryan Hall's blog. He's a very outspoken Christian and a phenomenal runner. He also has a book, here:

http://www.amazon.com/Running-Joy-Daily-Journey-Marathon/dp/0736944125

That might be more in line with what you are looking for.

u/mojowo11 · 1 pointr/humor

You might enjoy this book by my favorite author.

http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/0307389839

u/P-dubbs · 1 pointr/running

My two favorite running books are What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and Run Gently Out There. The /r/AdvancedRunning Book Club also has a good list.

u/elephantii · 1 pointr/infp

New to the sub. I'm from China so I read him in translations mostly and however the translators differ from each other the author comes across as consistently a J type..the way he structures the story and sticks to a preferred structure over time.

Also, have you read his book on running? http://www.amazon.com/What-About-Running-Vintage-International/dp/0307389839

It demonstrated how J he is - 30+ years being a runner with strict training regime, daily schedule and diet.

TJ is the feeling I get from many of his writings, although he apparently has strong emotional capacity too. It's just that the thinking and logic are almost equally strong.

BTW Ryu is another Murakami that's very worth reading.

u/iamleoooo · 1 pointr/running
u/Esteesmithrowaway · 1 pointr/FitForSexOver30

First of all have you read Murakami's book on running? just curious, as a book nerd.
Surely you've read The Oatmeal?

Ok ok first question. Why do you run Raisin? What do you like about it?

Now a less philosophical one:


So, what kind of stretches do you recommend before running? And after? I've noticed alot of stiffness around my knees and the muscles on the sides of my legs so I'm thinking I'm not stretching properly.