Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal

20926077If you read one inspirational book this year [or whats left of this year] it has to be this one. The book is written in a journal/confessional style, where the author tells us about how he is a masochist and got into the horrible, torture filled activity that is running.

The book is full of satire and observational jokes that reemphasize that running is demonic sport meant to torture people.

The author goes into his personal struggles with his weight and his unhealthy life style. One of the key messages of this book is that exercising should not be about losing weight and dieting, it should be about you making changes for yourself because you want to feel good.

I absolutely love the Blerch, the little fat cherub that encourages all our bad choices. That was really funny; the Blerch is the cool friend that brings you a burger and some large fries, just because.

This book is really good and super hilarious and definitely worth the about $20 you would spend on it, that's like two large McDonald meals.

Rating 5 out of 5

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