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To the Edge: A Man, Death Valley, and the Mystery of Endurance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2001

    Running For Your Life

    I am not a running and don't plan to be. This is not a running's guide; it is a guide on running your life. I found it inspirational and thought-provoking. I love Johnson's writing style. He made me laugh out loud, when describing the Avon products. He made me cry, when writing about his sibling relationships. Everyone should read this book.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Insightful

    This is an autobiography in which New York Times reporter Kirk Johnson explains why he raced the Badwater, a race that some consider the most dangerous in the world. He chose running across Death valley as a combination homage to his older brother Roger, a suicide victim as well as a need to cleans his own soul as well. The second half of the book deals with the race itself and is not just excellent. It is some of the best non-fictional literature of the year as the audience begins to understand how far a person is willing to go. The first segment seems more introspective and philosophical, which is insightful but after a time requires ultramarathon endurance. Still TO THE EDGE is a strong account that pays homage to the writer and his family and is worth reading by fans of biographies. <P>Harriet Klausner

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