This is just a plain good book for anyone interested in endurance athletics - the long tail of running and cycling. I have read all the running books, and they all seem to be about the author. While the author of this book plays a role, the book is more about running and challenging yourself to limits you never thought were possible. I was disappointed when I finished the book, and it will probably become the first book I ever listen to twice.
It was Walter Kirn's story. I wanted to read more about the subject the book was supposed to be about. Please retitle this book "All about Walter Kirn and How He was Duped". Do you really think it was significant to the story of Clark Rockefeller that Walter Kirn was married to Margot Kidder's 19 year old daughter when Kirn was 35?
The book read more like an angry letter from a jilted girlfriend. The lack of knowledge about court proceedings doesn't drop Kirn from talking about them. He just repeats what the knowledgeable court reporters told him..
If you saw this story on TV and want to know more, don't buy this book. Terrible, simply terrible.
He conveyed the bitchiness of Kirn's writing very well.
Avoid this book. Wait for the sequel, "More about me" by Walter Kirn. And if you ever have dinner with Kirn, make sure you pay your half of the bill, or he might write a book about you.
Technical, interesting, great
A very good book. Most books like this have you saying to yourself, "why didn't they just . . . ". This book addresses those issues. The reactions of the people at NASA and the media reaction seems to be right on. I didn't know if I would like this from the Audible blurb, but the book is much better than the synopsis. Book is very technical in spots, but I think that is what it gives it the realistic feel.
I don't want to get out of my car when I get home, because I want to know what happens next.
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