Eat and Run - by Scott Jurek & Steve Friedman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Running & JoggingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mariner BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Scott Jurek & Steve FriedmanLanguage: English About the Book An inspiring memoir from ultra runner Jurek, star of "Born to Run," covering his remarkable running career, fueled, surprisingly, by an entirely plant-based diet. Book Synopsis "In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn."--Amby Burfoot, author of The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force--and darling--in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. Until recently he held the American 24-hour record and he was one of the elite runners profiled in the runaway bestseller Born to Run. In Eat and Run, Jurek opens up about his life and career as a champion athlete with a plant-based diet and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, Scott's story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. Full of stories of competition as well as science and practical advice--including his own recipes--Eat and Run will motivate readers and expand their food horizons. "Jurek's story and ideas should easily manage to speak to and cheer on anyone seeking to live life as fully as possible."--Denver Post "A shockingly honest, revealing, and inspiring memoir."--Trail Runner From the Back Cover In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn. Amby Burfoot, author of "The Runner s Guide to the Meaning of Life" For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force and darling in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. Until recently he held the American 24-hour record and he was one of the elite runners profiled in the runaway bestseller "Born to Run." In "Eat and Run," Jurek opens up about his life and career as a champion athlete with a plant-based diet and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, Scott s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. Full of stories of competition as well as science and practical advice including his own recipes "Eat and Run" will motivate readers and expand their food horizons. Jurek s story and ideas should easily manage to speak to and cheer on anyone seeking to live life as fully as possible. "Denver Post" A shockingly honest, revealing, and inspiring memoir. "Trail Runner" " Review Quotes The surprise here isn't that Scott Jurek knows a lot about nutrition--I especially love his Holy Moly Guacamole recipe. Or that he ran prodigious mileage to prepare for his many ultramarathon victories. More impressively, we discover that Jurek studied many of the great philosophers, and used their lessons to focus his running. In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn. --Amby Burfoot, winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon and author of The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life What a triumph--both Scott Jurek's life and this one-of-a-kind book. I've seen Scott in action as he defies unimaginable challenges, and thanks to this breathtakingly personal account, I finally understand how he does it. He rebuilt himself literally from the inside out, and the result is a man--and a story--unlike any other. --Christopher McDougall, best-selling author of Born to Run About the Author SCOTT JUREK is a world-renowned ultramarathon champion who trains and races on a vegan diet. He has appeared in two New York Times bestsellers, Born to Run and The 4-Hour Body. STEVE FRIEDMAN is the author of Driving Lessons.
Prepared - by Diane Tavenner (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: EducationSub-Genre: LeadershipFormat: HardcoverPublisher: CurrencyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Diane TavennerLanguage: English About the Book "A blueprint for how parents can stop worrying about their children's future and start helping them prepare for it, from the cofounder and CEO of one of America's most innovative public-school networks"-- Book Synopsis A blueprint for how parents can stop worrying about their children's future and start helping them prepare for it, from the cofounder and CEO of one of America's most innovative public-school networks"A treasure trove of deeply practical wisdom that accords with everything I know about how children thrive."--Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit In 2003, Diane Tavenner cofounded the first school in what would become Summit Public Schools, which has since won national recognition for its exceptional outcomes: 99 percent of students are accepted to a four-year college, and its students graduate college at twice the national average. But in a radical departure from the environments created by the college admissions arms race, Summit students aren't focused on competing with their classmates for rankings or test scores. Instead, students spend their days solving real-world problems and developing the skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection, all of which prepare them to succeed in college, thrive in today's workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life. Through personal stories and hard-earned lessons from Summit's exceptional team of educators and diverse students, Tavenner shares the learning philosophies underlying the Summit model and offers a blueprint for any parent who wants to stop worrying about their children's future--and start helping them prepare for it. At a time when many students are struggling to regain educational and developmental ground lost to the disruptions of the pandemic, Prepared is more urgent and necessary than ever. Review Quotes "Prepared is the conversation we should be having as a nation. Diane Tavenner shows us how authentic, real-world learning and the essential skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection can be nurtured both inside and outside of the classroom, giving all parents a valuable guide for helping their children to successfully take on life's challenges."--Linda Darling-Hammond, professor emeritus, Stanford University and president, Learning Policy Institute "Prepared tackles the question so many of us parents and educators are grappling with--how do we grow and develop our children and young people so that they can shape a better future for themselves and for all of us? This immensely readable book pulls us along through Diane's story as a student, parent, and educator who has built some of the most acclaimed schools in the world. It serves as a powerful resource for all of us."--Wendy Kopp, co-founder and CEO of Teach for All "With Prepared, Diane shows us that we don't have to choose between success and fulfillment for our children. They can have both. Diane created the kind of schools we all want for our kids--schools that combine rigorous academics with real-world experiences and give our children the opportunity to figure out who they are, understand what motivates them, and know how to achieve it."--Todd Rose, director of Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of The End of Average and Dark Horse In a world filled with lots of parenting advice, Prepared cuts through the noise, offering a no-nonsense guide for raising curious, confident kids. Diane shares the secret sauce behind Summit's success and how we can make sure that all kids can have the same opportunity.--Jon Deane, CEO of GreatSchools"Diane Tavenner is one of the leading thinkers in education today--her energy and insights are infectious. There is no one better to think big about what kids need and who can roll up her sleeves to make it happen."--Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy"Prepared is compelling and actionable. It tells the story of why all of us must work to prepare every child. We cannot allow luck or circumstance to dictate their future."--Dr. Priscilla Chan, co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, pediatrician, and mother"Prepared is for parents and students who are fed up with the high-stakes college admissions arms race. This book brilliantly shows how all kids can succeed in college, find a meaningful career, and live a fulfilled life."--Scott Barry Kaufman, psychologist at Columbia University and author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined"Diane Tavenner's courageous book, Prepared, is an intimate portrait of Summit schools--their leaders, teachers and children--putting into practice the science of learning and human development where environments and relationships drive the development of the brain. It is a roadmap by a passionate leader for anyone who sees the purpose of schooling as unleashing the potential of each and every child."--Pamela Cantor, M.D., founder, Turnaround for Children and partner, Science of Learning and Development Initiative"Prepared is a roadmap for teachers, principals, parents and even students that paves the way for every child to reach adulthood and to thrive. Interweaving personal and professional anecdotes of how students navigate the terrain, Diane offers a new and engaging version of high school that prepares every child for college and for a fulfilled life."--Priscilla Wohlstetter, Distinguished Research Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University"This is a compelling and spot-on book from one of the field's most innovative experts. Tavenner won't rest until schools (and society) give young people what they need to thrive, and after reading this book you won't be able to either."--David Yeager, associate professor of psychology, University of Texas About the Author Diane Tavenner is the cofounder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, a nationally recognized nonprofit that operates fifteen middle and high schools in California and Washington. She developed a school model centered on real-world experiences, self-direction, collaboration, and reflection--preparing all students to succeed in college, thrive in today's workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life. Summit has earned many accolades and distinctions, most notably America's Best High Schools from U.S. News & World Report, America's Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post, and one of the world's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company. A lifelong educator, Tavenner spent a decade as a school teacher, administrator, and leader in traditional urban and suburban public schools throughout California. She is on the board of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She has a degree in psychology and sociology from USC and a master's in administration and policy from Stanford University.
Running with Sherman - by Christopher McDougall (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 352Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Running & JoggingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Knopf Publishing GroupAge Range: AdultAuthor: Christopher McDougallLanguage: English About the Book A heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America. "McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection."--John Grogan, author of Marley & Me.e. Book Synopsis A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor . . . McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection. --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog From the best-selling author of Born to Run, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, and, in the process, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection. When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado. Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. An entire community comes together to help save Sherman and, along the way, Chris shows us the joy of a life with animals. Review Quotes "An inspiring--and laugh-out-loud--account of healing." --People Magazine "Hilarious. . . . McDougall tries to persuade . . . [a] donkey to partner with him for a ridiculously challenging pack burro race in Colorado. He is forced to realize that to win over the donkey he must slow down--and meet the inscrutable creature on its own terms. . . . Commune with animals and humans may rediscover their own humanity." --The Philadelphia Inquirer "A smart critique of the culture of conventional American sports." --Outside "Running with Sherman has . . . adventure, passion, and humor. . . . I promise that you will laugh, cry and cheer for the irrepressible Sherman and his hapless human partner." --Aspen Daily News "An absorbing tale . . . Running with Sherman is a highly engaging, deeply moving account of how fortitude, patience, love, and tenacity can heal physical and emotional wounds, and the amazing bond that can develop between humans and animals." --The Santa Barbara Independent "McDougall's inspiring story is not to be missed . . . A journey full of heart and humor that will touch the animal-ambivalent as much as the animal-lover." --BookPage "A humorous and heartwarming book about not only running with donkeys but about community, our connections with one another, and our abilities to persevere and overcome physical and mental challenges." --Library Journal "Both inspiring and humorous, a testament to the depth of the animal-human connection." --Booklist "Sherman's transformation from dying donkey to confident runner involved a circle of family, friends, neighbors, and a few feisty donkeys, each of whom McDougall portrays in affectionate, vivid detail . . . A charming tale of a resilient donkey and a community's love." --Kirkus Reviews "Runners and animal lovers alike can find inspiration in this story." --Publishers Weekly "I've always believed that people who didn't love miniature donkeys are going to hell. I think people who don't love this book may be too. This is more than just a lovely tale about a wounded animal. It is the kind of story that breaks your heart and mends it all in the space of a paragraph or even a line. Besides, it's about a MINIATURE DONKEY." --Rick Bragg, best-selling author of The Best Cook in the World "I, like roughly three million other running enthusiasts, was briefly obsessed with Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen when it appeared a decade ago. Now, roving journalist and good-natured running proselytizer Christopher McDougall is back with another inspirational of borderline insane people racing inhumanly long distances. Except, TWIST: this time Chris isn't just pounding the pavement with his fellow homo sapiens. In Running with Sherman, he recounts his efforts to rehabilitate the body, mind, and spirit of a weary donkey by entering them both in the pack burro racing World Championship." --Dan Sheehan, Lit Hub "Most Anticipated Books of 2019 part 2" "What an insane, amazing story. I genuinely cried so many times throughout it, and cried the happiest tears at the end. Running with Sherman is an inspiring love letter to the beautifully broken and the immeasurable power of healing together. It is a meaningful reminder that no one is ever beyond repair. This book motivated me to test my limits, and made me feel deeply ashamed my work ethic and athletic prowess are only half that of a farm animal. Sherman the Donkey is my personal superhero." --AJ Mendez Brooks, aka AJ Lee, WWE superstar and author of Crazy Is My Superpower. "From the first page to the last, Running with Sherman is a delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor. I quickly fell in love with Sherman and the colorful cast of two- and four-legged characters that surrounded him. Christopher McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog "A charming story about animals and people in Amish Country." --Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human About the Author Christopher McDougall covered wars in Rwanda and Angola as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press before writing his best-selling book Born to Run. His fascination with the limits of human potential led him to create the Outside magazine web series, Art of the Hero. He currently lives with his wife, two daughters, and a farmyard menagerie in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.