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26.2 Miles to Happiness By Paul Tonkinson

26.2 Miles to Happiness by Paul Tonkinson

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Summary

The hilarious trials and tribulations of stand-up comedian Paul Tonkinson as he attempts to beat the much lauded 3-hour mark at the London Marathon.

26.2 Miles to Happiness Summary

26.2 Miles to Happiness: A Comedian's Tale of Running, Red Wine and Redemption by Paul Tonkinson

'Utterly joyous!' - Bryony Gordon 'The funniest book about running I have ever read. In fact it is the only book about running I have ever read, but it is HILARIOUS!' - David Walliams '...insightful, inspiring and laugh-out-loud funny!' - Michael McIntyre 'Pain. Hope. Misery. Joy. All the big stuff. Excellent.' - Dara O Briain 'This book is funny (which I expected) and concerns running (ditto), but it is also exceptionally moving and profound. Don't be fooled: it's not really about completing a marathon. It's about life and all its joy and weirdness. Recommended to all...' - Miranda Sawyer 'Very good book... very funny, very insightful, very inspiring' - Chris Evans, Virgin Radio 'Fabulous book' - Radio 2 The hilarious trials and tribulations of stand-up comedian Paul Tonkinson as he attempts to beat the much lauded 3-hour mark at the London Marathon. With a supporting cast of fellow comedians, this is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure-through-sport that will both entertain and inspire. Along the way, we are introduced to the characters helping Paul with his quest. Celebrity names such as Bryony Gordon, Russell Howard, Roisin Conaty and Vassos Alexander pop up with wit and wisdom, alongside an alpine adventure to the Mayr Clinic with Michael McIntyre that pushes Paul to the limit. And not forgetting the 'words of wisdom' and derision from Paul's anti-running friend, Richard.

26.2 Miles to Happiness Reviews

I couldn't put it down... insightful, inspiring and laugh-out-loud funny! * Michael McIntyre *
This book is that rare thing - something that actually makes me WANT to run another marathon. Utterly joyous! * Bryony Gordon *
The funniest book about running I have ever read. In fact it is the only book about running I have ever read, but it is HILARIOUS! * David Walliams *
Enjoyed it enormously. Pain. Hope. Misery. Joy. All the big stuff. Excellent. * Dara O Briain *
What a brilliant, funny and above all, inspiring book. I read it in three days flat. I literally raced through it as though running alongside Paul. * Tim Vine *
This book is funny (which I expected) and concerns running (ditto), but it is also exceptionally moving and profound. Don't be fooled: it's not really about completing a marathon. It's about life and all its joy and weirdness. Recommended to all, even those who jog no further than the fridge. * Miranda Sawyer *
Funny and captivating, even persuasive. A book that memorably and joyously illustrates how we can find our escape and ourselves by switching off from the rest of the world that actually switches us on. * Robin Ince *
Excellent... Extremely talented. Brilliant. * Time Out *
Very good book... very funny, very insightful, very inspiring * Chris Evans, Virgin Radio *
Fabulous book * OJ Borg, Radio 2 *
You don't have to be a runner to enjoy 26.2 Miles to Happiness * The Scotsman *
Hilarious * Daily Mail *
This inspiring and honest memoir is laugh-out-loud funny for experienced runners and couch potatoes alike. An absolute must-read * Women's Fitness *

About Paul Tonkinson

Paul Tonkinson has been a regular on the UK comedy circuit for over 25 years, playing both public gigs and corporate events, and regularly taking shows to the Edinburgh Festival. He was a presenter on Channel 4's Big Breakfast and has regularly appeared on the BBC, ITV and Sky1. Paul is one half of the podcast Running Commentary with Rob Deering. Paul also writes a monthly column for Runner's World magazine.

Additional information

GOR010297909
9781472966261
1472966260
26.2 Miles to Happiness: A Comedian's Tale of Running, Red Wine and Redemption by Paul Tonkinson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2020-02-06
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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