Complimentary reviews on Amazon to the contrary, this is not a great book. It might not even be a good book. If I were reviewing it, I’d probably give it a C.
But it was the best book I could write at the time. One day, I hope to write one that is better.
I still hope you buy a copy or two or 12 anyway because there are a few paragraphs in it that really sing, and more than a few people have told me it helped them to start running, which is the nicest thing anyone could ever say to me outside of “here is a free beach house for you.”
By the way, the stuff I wrote on page 218, under the heading “What I Believe,” I still believe, especially the part about ice cream being better for you than celery.