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

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Author: Haruki Murakami

  • Publication Date: 2008-07-29
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4 Score: 4
(From 145 Ratings)


The perfect gift for the runner in your life. An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is an illuminating glimpse into the solitary passions of one of our greatest artists.

While training for the New York City Marathon, Haruki Murakami decided to keep a journal of his progress. The result is a memoir about his intertwined obsessions with running and writing, full of vivid recollections and insights, including the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, here is a rich and revelatory work that elevates the human need for motion to an art form.


  • Good read

    By Faiz2000a
    Really good read about running and handling life
  • It's meant for everybody

    By Unusual reviewer
    Although it may be easy to assume that this book is only for runners but after having read this book I am applying Murakami's life principles to wok and my personal situations. I am a runner but I have learned so much more about applying discipline, focus, dedication, passion, drive, and most importantly joy in every aspect of my life. This book is highly recommended for all ages and all fitness levels.
  • Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional

    By hortense1015
    The 2nd favorite book of this author in my Life! I am just so addict to this author when I was about 13 yrs old!