Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running

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More than 11 million women run regularly, a number that's growing every year. They tend to be educated and affluent-the perfect audience for Sole Sisters.

Half of all runners are women, and they are changing the face of the sport. It's a social outlet, a healthful way to improve mental well-being, and an opportunity to form bonds with like-minded women.

Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running is a gripping collection of stories that captures...

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Overview

More than 11 million women run regularly, a number that's growing every year. They tend to be educated and affluent-the perfect audience for Sole Sisters.

Half of all runners are women, and they are changing the face of the sport. It's a social outlet, a healthful way to improve mental well-being, and an opportunity to form bonds with like-minded women.

Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running is a gripping collection of stories that captures the inspirational heart of the women's running. Authors Jennifer Lin and Susan Warner have interviewed women of all ages from all walks of life and all parts of the country. All of their subjects have one thing in common: Running has transformed them. There are both heartrending stories of grief and survival and lighthearted tales of friendship. Among them are:

* Sisters who competed in a 5K race to honor a sister who survived breast cancer.

* A 9/11 widow who ran her first marathon to honor the memory of her husband.

* A 65-year-old woman who overcame obesity and alcoholism to finish the grueling Ironman triathlon.

* An unknown runner from Norway named Grete Waitz who decided to run a marathon-and changed the face of the sport.

Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running is not just for women who run. It appeals to all women who know what it means to have the support of others who share their trials and triumphs. Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running is sometimes touching, sometimes funny, and always inspiring.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740757112
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 279,970
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Lin is a reporter and former China correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Susan Warner worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 15 years before becoming a full-time writer in 2001. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Scientist. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.

Jennifer Lin is a reporter and former China correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Susan Warner worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 15 years before becoming a full-time writer in 2001. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Scientist. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

    Good read. Great gift, even, for the new runner.

    I enjoyed these varied, engaging stories. Some were sad; others inspiring. If you are a new runner and want to read about the experiences of other runners, you'll enjoy this book. If you are looking for a gift for a female runner who likes to read, this text will be good, too.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2009

    Review from the Bluff

    I haven't been this motivated since my college days of frying food in a popcorn popper! I am going to buy a pair of sneakers right now, rustle up a "sister", and hit the pavement. The hills of Pittsburgh are a great training ground. Way to go Jennifer!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2006

    Amazing Stories for Women

    This is a wonderful book! I have recently started running again after having a baby and this book has truly motivated me. The stories are so inspirational....full of laughter and tears. A must read for any female athlete.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Loved it!

    I enjoyed this book so much I got one for each of my own sole sisters and they all say it's a great book. The stories are inspiring, motivational and sometimes sad, but they all underscore the important and meaningful bonds formed when covering the miles together.

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