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"A short, laugh-out-loud graphic book about the promises and perils of exercise.The hilarious and the profound are often only inches apart, and Inman (Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants, 2013, etc.) consistently nails the space between them. Sure to delight Inman's fans and probably win him some new ones.”
"This graphic novel of sorts is for those of us who run so that we can have a guilt-free donut or five; those of us battling our inner fat kids. Writer and illustrator Matthew Inman, aka The Oatmeal (from his blog), chronicles his arc from a chubby sometimes jogger to a ultramarathoner who runs until his toenails fall off. You can’t help but conclude: If The Oatmeal and his inner Blerch (the ultimate self-underminer) can do it, you can, too." (New York Post)
"Finally! A voice that sings with the blerches of angels!" (Christopher McDougall, author of "Born to Run")
"He runs so hard his toenails fall off. He asks himself, why? Why do I do this? Here, gorgeously, bravely, hilariously, is Matt's deeply honest answer." (Robert Krulwich, NPR)
"All runners wonder, at some point or another, why we do what we do. Mr. Inman's explanation is the best I've ever seen. And the funniest. Because he is clinically insane." (Mark Remy, Editor at Large, Runner's World and author of "The Runner's Rule Book")
"You will have seen many of these cartoons on his website, The Oatmeal, but there is so much more in this book, and the price is well worth the extra content. Not only that, there is no excuse to not have this if you are a runner. I cannot express how many times I put this down and cried laughing." (Joe Hempel, Top of the Heap Reviews)
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.
Realizing that you don't need to follow "conventional" solutions... Chuck the box away and prance off into the stars with your unicorn-nards smoothie :) thank MatthewPublished 14 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Witty and clever, these comics offer a surprisingly frank insight into what it means to be a runner, what it takes, and the rewards. Read morePublished 6 days ago by PULSTAR
I bought this book to cheer me up after a very hard long run. I'm training for my first marathon and sometimes I feel that I'm not going to make it. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Sylvia Aponte
This book is horribly formatted for Kindle and Amazon don't offer any clear cut means of returning it. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Kevin
lame..yeah there were a couple points in the book that i think you will connect with but overall not worth $16.Published 15 days ago by daniel
Being a person who hates running with a passion and loves the Oatmeal I picked up this book. I read the whole thing in one sitting; the humor was there but what surprised me was... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Ryun Patenaude
I cannot say enough about this book or its author. If you haven't seen The Oatmeal's website, please visit it. You will not stop laughing. EVER. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Cody S
With the help of this book, I ran my first half-marathon, lost 50lbs, and even managed to impress a woman.Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer