IMG_2070Kind 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 I have a kid in college. Also, 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. 

You can make Jeff Bezos richer by ordering on Amazon, or else order from me directly using the link below.  If ordering here, please email me your shipping address and personalization request at


Honey, Do You Need a Ride? Confessions of a Fat Runner (signed and personalized)

A memoir about running that will get you off the couch and on the road.