Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives

Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives

by Mina Samuels

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ISBN-13: 9781580053457
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 595,581
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


A former trial lawyer and human-rights advocate, Mina Samuels is the co-author of the recently published New York Times bestseller The Think Big Manifesto, with Michael Port. She was a regular contributor to Vermont Sports for two years, and her essay "Tomorrow Might Not Be the Same" appeared in the collection How Running Changed My Life. Her first novel, The Queen of Cups, was published in January 2007, and she has also published personal essays in Alimentum and The French Literary Review. Samuels has also ghostwritten numerous books.

When she's not writing, Samuels can often be found running, cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, climbing, or doing yoga. She competes in sprint, Olympic-length, and half-ironman triathlons, marathons, and shorter-distance road races, and has participated in the Canadian Ski Marathon, a two-day, 100-mile cross-country ski event. She has hiked and backpacked in Chile, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Europe, Canada and the United States. She lives in New York, NY.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Do You Run Like a Girl? 17

Chapter 2 Discovering Our Magic Shoes 46

Chapter 3 Rising to the (Almost) Daily Challenge 79

Chapter 4 The Goldilocks Principle 112

Chapter 5 Fit Is the New Thin 143

Chapter 6 Chicking the Boys 173

Chapter 7 Will You Be My Friend? 210

Chapter 8 Tossing Our Lace Caps 238

Notes 270

Acknowledgments 277

About the Author 279

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mina Samuels does a great job making women feel powerful and strong without all the hokey, cliche, "self-help-isms." I loved reading this book so much. Every page I turned I just wanted to get up and go for a run, go kayaking, go rock climbing...anything and everything! Mina does a great job of showing us that fitness isn't just about calories and looking good. It's about FEELING great, too, and she uses science to show the happy-healthy connection. It's a great read and is totally empowering without sounding like an overbearing, frustrated, scary "feminist." She makes "feminist" feminine, fun, beautiful, and strong. Every woman should read this and gain a new perspective on the world and themselves. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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