How to Lose a Marathon: A Starter’s Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters by Joel H.Cohen is one of the funniest, humorist, nice and sunny books you can find around soon. It will be published by Abrams at the beginning of April and it is a very wonderful read for sure.
Plenty of good humor, you will discover from the beginning to the end an accurate, super-ironic tale of what it means a good and bad preparation at one of the most prestigious marathons of this world: the one of New York City.
26 chapters spectacularly funny, captivating, hilarious. I can tell you that you will be refreshed by this book because I can assure you that there are a lot of smiles and many laughs as well.
Funny drawings of Mr.Cohen - himself - during the various phases of preparation at this important appointment.
Mr Cohen is part of the team of The Simpson, humor is his food.
The author tells, that courageously decided to participate and lose the New York Marathon arriving at the 26.782 position. Surely as he add, he didn't arrive first. But he arrived at some point and it's a lot.
That's why also that he decided to write this book: for explaining to all of us how to lose a marathon with humor, smile and a good laugh.
From food to training, from the guidelines for joining all the most important marathons to the equipment for running successfully a marathon, without to forget the problematic of running, and the problems of the body under pressure like also the benefits for the body.
Joy and sufferance of a sport. You will appreciate the team of Mr. Cohen (Mr Cohen joined a charity donating some money to it) in NYC focused in carbohydrates meetings with pasta before the marathon and the memorable day: the marathon one, suffered and told for the joy of everyone.
I enjoyed the most reading this book for its lightness, good humor. It is a refreshing book.
It's for all of you: sedentary and sportive human beings and this book released this April 4th will wait all of you. It will present you great humor, a sunny reading, good mood in this arrival of spring.
Oh, and in case you would be tempted at the end: Happy Running! of course.
I thank NetGalley and Abrams Books for this book.
Anna Maria Polidori