An accidental athlete : a funny thing happened on the way to middle age / John Bingham.
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|Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox)||921 BIN (Text)||30032010552799||BIOGRAPHY||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781934030738 (pbk.) :
- ISBN: 1934030732 (pbk.) :
- Physical Description: vi, 208 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Velo Press, 2011.
|Citation/References Note:|| Kirkus 09/01/2011
|Summary, etc.:|| "John Bingham is a beloved evangelist of running. Known by fans as "The Penguin" for his gentle humor and back-of-the-pack speed, Bingham's memoir An Accidental Athlete explores with wit and poignancy his evolution from a bespectacled fat kid in the 1950s to unlikely hero of the modern running movement. Bingham remembers unfulfilled childhood dreams of athletic glory seen through Coke-bottle glasses, his unhealthy sedentary years as he chased a career, and his epiphany at age 43, when he stirred from the couch, found his mojo, became a runner, and rediscovered himself. An Accidental Athlete is a warm, engagingly written, feel-good book for the everday athlete who is sure to recognize him or herself somewhere in these pages"--Provided by publisher.
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