I've read the Oatmeal
on and off for awhile now. Enough to know that Inman is hilarious. I've already read his online version of The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distance, so when I saw that he was publishing it into a book with even more comics I needed it. My roommate, the ultra-skinny-vegan-friend-who-runs-for-fun, checked it out from the library and handed it to me, with a boys choir singing in the background and the clouds parting to shed light on this book. Or something like that. I grabbed it... and read it all in one sitting.
This book had me laughing out loud several times. This is where I apologize to my ultra-skinny-vegan-friend-who-runs-for-fun. I'm sure I kept her up that night, having started the book after 11pm. Sorry, girl. I just couldn't contain myself. I'm not going to even attempt to describe any of the comic because it will just ruin it. Read it.
It's funny for runners and non-runners alike. You can read the whole book in less than two hours. If you're looking for a laugh, I know where you should turn.My rating and why:
I gave this book four stars! I read it and super enjoyed it. While this is a comic, and definitely comedic, there are these awesome moments where Inman slaps you with some insanely insightful tidbit. I just love it. It definitely solidified why I want to be a runner, for sure.