I'm 100 pounds overweight and trying to train for my first (and only) half-marathon (gotta love peer pressure). I am half way through my training and felt I needed a little more boost so I got this book. It was so timely. The things that Dawn was writing about were the exact same things I was totally experiencing (blisters, aches, fatigue, slow weight loss, incredulously increasing mileage). Her book is written in a way to crack you up. It's not for the super serious runner. The title defines perfectly the target audience for this book! The book throws in helpful information while cracking you up. One of the last pages in the book was an exert from her journal - I laughed aloud for 5 minutes with tears rolling down my cheeks. I could not stop cracking up. The book is an easy and quick read (I'm not really a reader but got through the book in only 2 days). If you're an experienced runner - skip this book . . . unless you are mentoring a novice runner than this would give you excellent perspective of what your trainee is going through. If you are new to running with a goal of half or whole marathon - put this in your amazon cart right now!