26.2 Miles to Happiness: A Comedian's Tale of Running, Red Wine and Redemption (Paperback)Paul Tonkinson (author)
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Peppered with cameos from fellow comics like Michael McIntyre, Russell Howard and Roisin Conaty, funnyman Tonkinson's chronicle of his attempt to break the 3-hour barrier at the London Marathon is both hilarious and uplifting reading.
Winner of the Telegraph Sports Book Awards Sports Entertainment Book of the Year 2021
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.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 196 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'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
'The best book about running I have read' - Nick Cohen, The Critic
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