Matt Brown is an editor and writer of Associated Press content for STATS LLC, the world’s leading sports information company. He has completed 10 marathons, but this is his first book. He lives in North Aurora, Illinois with his wife Krissie and daughters Caroline and Georgia.
The Easy Partby Matt Brown
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"The Easy Part: A 20-month journey from cancer diagnosis to marathon finish line" is the first book by veteran sports writer, editor and research analyst Matt Brown. It is the autobiographical true story of how Brown, a non-athlete, overcame Hodgkin's Lymphoma and made good on his promise to complete the Chicago Marathon the following year, doing his part to help others in the fight against cancer along the way. Told in a breezy conversational style, "The Easy Part" is inspiring, moving, and sprinkled with wry observations to refresh you like a well-placed aid station along a marathon course.
All proceeds generated by this book will be donated to cancer charities - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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The Lord offered me peace and encouragement through this book- proud to say I know Matt :-)
What a great book. I've never had cancer and I've never run two miles at a time, much less a marathon but this book was so real and so moving for me that I feel like I've lived through both. Matt writes with humanity and warmth without ever being maudlin. Covering some very dramatic and frightening times with the expertise of a seasoned sports writer and the humility of a man who has stared death in the face. His strength was that of an athlete, those men and women he has admired and covered in his work. He IS the athlete he never thought he'd be. I was moved to tears a number of times. But he doesn't play it for tears...he doesn't write it for that. He writes in a very real and descriptive way with some humor too and with personal insights, letting each of know what it took for him to become a marathoner after he was diagnosed with cancer. It's fairly short and easy to read. I highly recommend it for anyone with cancer, or even anyone who has decided to overcome ... to fight ... to not give up. And isn't that each of us? It's really a good book. (oh and I read a LOT.)