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The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances: The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman: 9781449459956: Amazon.com: Books

TheOatmeal.com is an entertainment Web site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. The site gets more than 7 million unique visitors and 30 million page views a month; 250,000 blogs and Web sites have linked to it. TheOatmeal.com is written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman, a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. Matthew lives in Seattle, Washington. He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey. He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth. His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication.

This is not just a book about running. It’s a book about cupcakes. It’s a book about suffering. It’s a book about gluttony, vanity, bliss, electrical storms, ranch dressing, and Godzilla. It’s a book about all the terrible and wonderful reasons we wake up each day and propel our bodies through rain, shine, heaven, and hell. This ¬†hilarious, beautiful, poignant collection of comics and stories about running, eating, and one cartoonist’s reasons for jogging across mountains until his toenails fall off.

Containing over 70 pages of never-before-seen material, including “A Lazy Cartoonist’s Guide to Becoming a Runner” and “The Blerch’s Guide to Dieting,” this book also comes with Blerch race stickers! Aside from the fact that the book doesn’t launch until September 30th, what are you waiting for!? Available at Amazon for $10.74 (paperback) or $7.99 as a Kindle Edition. Enjoy!

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances: The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman: 9781449459956: Amazon.com: Books.

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