Eat, Drink, Run.: How I Got Fit Without Going Too Mad (Hardback)
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Eat, Drink, Run.: How I Got Fit Without Going Too Mad (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 31/05/2018
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The ultimate runner’s guide for anyone who thinks they’re not a runner. Funny and encouraging, this is a book for anyone who has ever wanted to try something but worried they don’t fit the mould.

The new hilarious and inspirational memoir from the author of Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller, Mad Girl.

Bryony Gordon was not a runner. A loafer, a dawdler, a drinker, a smoker, yes. A runner, no.

Yet somehow, as she began to recover from the emotional rollercoaster of laying her life bare in her mental health memoir Mad Girl, she started to realise that getting outside, moving her body and talking to others for whom life was also an occasional challenge, might actually help her.

Going for a run might not banish her sadness but at least it might show it that she was damn well trying to beat it, which is sometimes half the battle. As she began to run further she started to see the limitations she had imposed on her life more clearly. Why couldn't she be a runner? Or a bungee jumper? Or a deep sea diver? Maybe rather than sitting on the sofa watching the world go by, fulfilling your dreams was just about standing up and taking that first step. Maybe you can do it too.

In April 2017, less than a year after she had weighed herself at over 16 stone but stepped off the scales and started training anyway, Bryony Gordon ran all 26 and 3/4 miles of the London Marathon. During this time she formed an unlikely bond with the royals, and even managed to convince one of them to speak openly in public for the first time about their own mental health.

Here, in her new typically funny and hugely inspiring memoir, she shows us how extraordinary things can happen to us all, no matter what life throws at us, if we're just willing to keep going. A book for anyone who has wanted to try something new but been held back by that feeling that they ‘just don’t fit the mould’, Eat, Drink, Run is a funny, engaging, inspirational read about learning to live well in the skin you’re in.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472234025
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 403 g
Dimensions: 222 x 154 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A courageous account that will inspire us all - bloody brilliant. * Fearne Cotton *

An honest and damn funny book about daring to dream, about chafing and Vaseline, and running through the pain. I raced through it without getting a stitch.

* Matt Haig *

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Martha Greengrass

“Not just for runners”

Part memoir, part inspirational (and very readable) self-help guide, this is much more than a book about learning to run. Like her previous books, there's a real engagement with the obstacles mental health... More

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“Tackles serious issues while staying light & entertaining ”

I read Mad Girl, Bryony Gordon's previous book, in the autumn. To say I enjoyed it is not quite the right sentiment; it's mostly not a happy book, as it documents Bryony's life living with OCD and the... More

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“A frank and honest account of how Bryony Gordon ended up running the 2017 London marathon ”

Although a bit sweary to start with, I really enjoyed ‘Eat, Drink, Run’.
Covering everything from initiating the first Mental Health mates walk, the first meeting with the royals which is how Bryony ended up... More

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