Book Review: You Know You Are A Runner by Richard McChesney

 

Runners and their idiosyncrasies have been well documented and a source of jokes around the carbo loading parties for ages. Not only we acknowledge (and celebrate, woo hoo!!!) all the weird behaviors and rituals but our other halves have had to bear with our “issues” and quirkiness too. There have been books written about it but none quite yet as presented in the manner of You Know You Are A Runner.

It takes a runner to know another and author Richard McChesney certainly captures our behaviors succinctly through his captions and the 40 illustrations created by UK based professional cartoonists, Steve Bright (Brighty) and Robert Brocksmith (Brock). Being the race director for the Lower Hutt park run in New Zealand where he lives, I’m sure he has come across many unique characters.

Both genders of runners are not spared in his book, and body parts, love of apparels, stress testing and holiday planning are only some of the subjects lampooned. I can think of a few more but perhaps McChesney and his cohorts will cook up a sequel.

The book is a very quick read (too quick, in fact 🙂 – that’s what happens when a fun publication on the thing we love to do comes out) and is available exclusively on Amazon for USD2.99 (Kindle version) and US7.99 (paperback).

You Know You Are a Runner… is the first book in the “You Know You Are” series. Other upcoming releases for this year include:

• You Know You Are A Golfer…
• You Know You Are A Nurse…
• You Know You Are A Dog Lover…
• You Know You Are 50…
• You Know You Are An Engineer…

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Originally published: Aug 4th, 2013

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