In Running with Sherman, Christopher McDougall tells the story of how he met and befriended a donkey named Sherman who changed his life. McDougall was struggling with an ongoing injury and had lost interest in running when he came across Sherman living on a reserve for feral donkeys. Inspired by the donkey’s indefatigable spirit, McDougall set out to rehabilitate him—and wound up discovering thatSherman had something to teach him about running too. McDougall interweaves tales of his training journey with insights into the science of running and offers tips on how we can all learn from animals like Sherman about becoming more efficient runners. Along the way, readers are treated to breathtaking photos of McDougall and Sherman crossing deserts, mountains, and plateaus together. A heartwarming account of finding hope through endurance sports, Running with Shermanshows us that if we embrace our inner beasts rather than fight against them, anything is possible.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who loves sports, outdoor adventures, and animals. It tells the story of how an unlikely friendship between a man and a donkey helped both of them find new hope and purpose in life. With beautiful photographs throughout, it’s also a great coffee table book to flip through while you’re relaxi ng on your couch.
- McDougall’s writing is humorous and engaging, making the book enjoyable to read.
- The story of how McDougall met Sherman and their subsequent journey together is inspiring.
- This book offers many insights into the science of running as well as tips on how to improve one’s own running.
- The author’s writing style may be difficult for some to follow.
- The book is mainly focused on the author’s journey and less on information about running.
- Some readers may find the story itself hard to believe.
Learn more about the author
Christopher McDougall is the author of Born to Run. He has worked as a reporter for Newsweek and been published in Men’s Health, Outside, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Esquire (UK), and The New York Times Magazine. He now lives with his wife and children in rural Pennsylvania.
“This is not just a story of running with Sherman, the donkey. It is a story about how to find our inner beast and allows us to be become more than what we are daunted by.”
“I laughed, I cried, I felt like a super human after reading this book!”
“I couldn’t put it down. [McDougall] has a fantastic writing style that is as humorous and engaging as it is informative.”
“An inspiring, funny story of how a broken-down runner found salvation in the unlikely form of Sherman the donkey.”