Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, reading the book became a rite of passage for many runners, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation.
This book shows you creative, yet practical ways to improve, sharpen, and refine your wonderful memory. It reveals techniques to put your brain in tip-top condition so you can overcome forgetfulness and recall any information anytime, anywhere, and in any situation. Best of all, the methods are simple, practical, and easy to learn.
"you're not going to find a book this complete"
Quenton Cassidy thought he had left his athletic career far behind as he built a successful professional career in south Florida. But as several personal tragedies and the wear and tear of life began to weigh upon him, he wonders if perhaps he hasn't given up a special part of his life too soon. His return to the world of competitive running is dramatic and revelatory to both the protagonist and the listener, as is his desperate, all-out attempt to make on last Olympic team.
"Again to Carthage"
Quenton Cassidy's first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, "the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee", a well-known eccentric who lives off the land.
"Great performance by Narrator"
New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.
"Great stories and readers, but technically sloppy"
This Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented, both in Africa and beyond. The author illustrates important aspects of Africa's history with a range of fascinating historical examples, drawn from over 5 millennia across this vast continent.
Tonight on the program, live analysis of the third and final presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Al Hunt, John Dickerson, Kathleen Parker, Steve McMahon, Dan Senor, Jeff Greenfield, Katty Kay, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
"Holding Court", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Sausage", by Ryan Lizza; "The More the Merrier", by James Surowiecki; "Looking Good", by John Colapinto; "Expletives Not Deleted", by Ian Parker; and "Crash Landing", by David Denby.