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The Extra Mile by Pam Reed
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Jun 17, 12

did not like it
bookshelves: memoirs, i-own-used
Read from November 24 to December 10, 2011

This memoir was one of the most poorly organized and unpolished books I've read. As other reviewers have said, Pam Reed is a runner, not a writer, but still I'm surprised that the editors didn't reorganize her ideas, jazz up her descriptions, and give more coherence to her musings on personal subjects. I read the book to the end and appreciated learning about ultrarunning, but Reed ultimately doesn't provide the reader with the kind of vicarious experience and understanding that a book should.

I would almost recommend this book to people who are interested in ultrarunning simply because it will provide some understanding of the sport while being a really weird reading experience.
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