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    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (CD-Audio) By (author) Haruki Murakami, Read by Ray Porter


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    DescriptionIn 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts travelogue, training log and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and includes settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston. Funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is both for fans of this masterful yet guardedly private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.

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    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Haruki Murakami, Read by Ray Porter
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 130 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 138 g
    ISBN 13: 9781405509572
    ISBN 10: 1405509570

    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.6
    DC22: 895.635
    BIC subject category V2: WSKC
    BISAC V2.8: SPO035000, BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, SHBF
    Edition statement
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Hachette Audio
    Publication date
    03 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The most recent of his many honours is the Franz Kafka Prize.