Overview from Barnes and Noble:
Praise for #1 New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal:"All runners wonder, at some point or another, why we do what we do. Mr. Inman's explanation is the best I've ever seen. And the funniest. Because he is clinically insane."
-Mark Remy, editor at large, Runner's World, author of The Runner's Rule Book
"He runs. He sweats. He heaves. He hates it. He loves it. He runs so hard his toenails fall off. He asks himself, why? Why do I do this? Here, gorgeously, bravely, hilariously, is Matt's deeply honest answer."
-Robert Krulwich, NPR
-Robert Krulwich, NPR
"Finally! A voice that sings with the Blerches of angels!"
-Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run
This is not just a book about running. It's a book about cupcakes. It's a book about suffering.
It's a book about gluttony, vanity, bliss, electrical storms, ranch dressing, and Godzilla. It's a book about all the terrible and wonderful reasons we wake up each day and propel our bodies through rain, shine, heaven, and hell.
From #1 New York Times best-selling author, Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal, comes this hilarious, beautiful, poignant collection of comics and stories about running, eating, and one cartoonist's reasons for jogging across mountains until his toenails fall off.
Containing over 70 pages of never-before-seen material, including "A Lazy Cartoonist's Guide to Becoming a Runner" and "The Blerch's Guide to Dieting," this book also comes with Blerch race stickers.
I found this saved in my drafts from 2015 when I got this book as a Christmas present. I recall it being a fun read showing how sometimes long distances are fun and sometimes they suck. I started running again this summer, but my longest run lately was 5 miles. I hope to feel the urge to run further, but for the moment I'm fine with my 2 to 5 mile runs a few times a week. I've moved into more HIIT and weight training, but I still enjoy running as well.
- ISBN-13: 9781449459956
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
- Publication date: 9/30/2014
- Pages: 148
Meet the Author
TheOatmeal.com is an entertainment Web site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. The site gets more than 7 million unique visitors and 30 million page views a month; 250,000 blogs and Web sites have linked to it. TheOatmeal.com is written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman, a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. Matthew lives in Seattle, Washington. He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey. He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth. His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication.