My Reading List:

  • "The Art of Learning" by Josh Waitzkin
  • "The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokaw
  • "In Spite of the Gods" by Edward Luce

Sunday, January 18, 2009

the other Shulman

Let me start by saying that this is a very entertaining book.

A fictional autobiographical account of a fat man with a stale marraige and a failing stationary business who takes on the New York Marathon as a whim.
The book is broken into 26 chapters, one for each mile of the marathon.
Each chapter not only describes Shulman's experience running that particular mile, but also a simultaneous chronology of the events leading up to the actual race.

The language is casual and the story is well woven together.
I really enjoyed this book and if you are looking for a light read that is interesting and entertaining, I would reccommend this book without reservations.

Title: the other Shulman
Author: Alan Zweibel
# Pages: 288
Published by: Villard Books (Random House)
Year: 2005
ISBN #: 1-4000-6266-7