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The Extra Mile by Pam Reed
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Nov 24, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: memoirs, i-own-used

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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