Friday, August 15, 2008

50/50: one of 100 most influental books

Dean Karnazes was recently voted as one of the 100 most influental people on the planet. So its only logical to think that his latest book would also be celebrated as one of the 100 most influental books, right?

"Whatever, dude", I hear you saying. 

People who have upgraded their lives into running mode since reading Dean's first book probably want to know if this new one is as good. No it isn't. It's like 50 times better. I'd say 50 times more inspirational, and 50 times more useful. 

50/50 is packed with practical tips, or "Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days - and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance" as the subtitle puts it on the cover.  Wow, it seems this is marketed to us as some sort of literal Viagra, or EPO disguised as a book. 

Well, the stuff really works in this case. Like Ultramarathon Man, 50/50 is ashtonishingly well written (with a little help from Matt Fitzgerald). 

You may agree with Karno's critics who claim that he is hardly the greatest runner out there, because that's beside the point. The point is that he is the greatest author of inspiring running books, period.

Of course, the book is not about how to run 50 marathons in 50 days. Only a Forrest Gump would be interested in doing that. It's about inspiring everyone to move into a healthier lifestyle one step at a time.

Here's my tip: get a hold of copy, read and integrate into your life asap.     

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