Sept. 1, 2016: The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life: What 35 Years of Running has Taught Me About Winning, Losing, Happiness, Humility and the Human Heart, by Amby Burfoot; Paperback, $9.95; Skyhorse Publishing; //skyhorsepublishing.com/titles/10835-9781602391857-runners-guide-to-the-meaning-of-life
The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life reveals as much about reaching your full potential as it does about sport. Boston Marathon winner Amby Burfoot, one of running’s wisest voices, presents several life lessons about passion, courage, materialism, failure, and regeneration, all learned during his decades experience in running. He discusses a runner’s essential traits—qualities necessary for everyone striving to reach a long-term goal—as well as the writing, music, and quotes that have continually inspired him. Most important, Burfoot explains that winners are not those who cross the finish line first, but those who discover more about themselves with every step.