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For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. Until recently he held the American 24-hour record and he was one of the elite runners profiled in the runaway bestseller Born to Run.
In Eat and Run, Jurek opens up about his life and career as a champion athlete with a plant-based diet and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. Full of stories of competition as well as science and practical advice—including his own recipes—Eat and Run will motivate readers and expand their food horizons.
“Jurek’s story and ideas should easily manage to speak to and cheer on anyone seeking to live life as fully as possible.”—Denver Post
“A shockingly honest, revealing, and inspiring memoir.”—Trail Runner
How do I move up without selling out?
How do I help my friends (and crush my enemies)?
How do I feed and care for my boss?
What kind of suit should I wear?
What kind of shoes do I wear with the suit? Socks?
Do I really need to take my vitamins?
Is this impotence or lack of interest?
How much sleep do I need?
How can I bluff my way through a wine list?
What is Cubism?
How much should I tip?
What CDs should I have to relax? To seduce?
Do I like her? Do I really, really like her?
What does she mean I don't listen?
How do I propose (or ask for the ring back)?
Am I the best man I can possibly be?
This superbly written, insightful book follows the paths of thirteen ravaged champions in solitary crafts such as cycling and running, bowling and boxing, hiking and golf. These men work at and master their sports, driven only by a burning need to prove themselves. Movingly detailed here are their painful journeys to grace and their eventual realization that no victory brings lasting happiness. In short, here is the human experience, told in seconds and miles, scorecards and records.
No inspirational pieties or chest-thumping boasting here—instead, Jayson Williams gives us the real insider tales of refs, groupies, coaches, entourages, and all the superstars, bench warmers, journeymen, clowns, and other performers in the rarefied circus that is professional basketball.
But Friedman never forgot the love his father had for golf, and after many years, when he was in his forties, he reached out and asked his dad to teach him the game. He thought that perhaps he could learn something about his old man's view of life and thereby find a way to communicate with him.
This small volume is the sweet yet unsentimental story of that experience—the tale of two men using the game of golf to find a way to connect with each other across decades of disagreement and misunderstanding. For anyone who is a golfer, a father, or a son, this book will be a treasure.
In the tradition of Bright Lights, Big City and The Devil Wears Prada, Lost on Treasure Island is a witty rendition of the perils of growing up and being thrown into the real world. With sharp humor and unexpected sincerity, Friedman crafts a inviting portrait of the best of times and the worst of times. For all those who have confronted the endless opportunities of the Big Apple, only to discover how hard it is to succeed in thisor anybig city, this boisterous and often enlightening memoir will prove irresistible.
Mit „Eat & Run” hat Scott Jurek die Geschichte seines Lebens niedergeschrieben und die seiner Karriere – als Ausnahmeathlet und Veganer. Er erzählt von seiner Kindheit im mittleren Westen der USA, den Jagd- und Angelausflügen und den gemeinsamen Mahlzeiten mit seiner „meat-and-potatoes”-Familie sowie von seinen frühen Laufanfängen. Aber er beschreibt auch seine langsame Wandlung hin zum Ultraläufer und Veganer sowie seine unglaublichen Erfolge bei noch unglaublicheren Rennen.
Sein Leben zeigt mehr als deutlich, wie wichtig ein starker Wille ist, aus dem wir die Kraft schöpfen, Außergewöhnliches zu leisten. Randvoll mit spannenden Geschichten, wissenschaftlichen Fakten und praktischen Ratschlägen, inklusive Jureks veganen Lieblingsrezepten, motiviert dieses Buch jeden, durchzuhalten – egal, ob es darum geht, sein erstes Rennen zu starten, mehr über die eigene Ernährung nachzudenken oder das persönliche Potenzial auszuschöpfen.
„Jeder kann ein Ultraläufer sein” ist das Motto von Scott Jurek und seine Autobiografie erinnert daran, dass jeder Tag eine Entdeckungsreise ist, auf der wir herausfinden können, was im Sport möglich ist – und im Leben.