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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
by Christopher McDougall
Staff Pick
Born to Run is the one of those books you just can't keep to yourself. In fact, it's probably the one title I've recommended more than any other in the last two years. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, travel, history, science, and sport, all... (read more)

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
by Christopher McDougall
Staff Pick
Born to Run is the one of those books you just can't keep to yourself. In fact, it's probably the one title I've recommended more than any other in the last two years. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, travel, history, science, and sport, all... (read more)

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Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Paulsen
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I read Winterdance while camping in the mountains of eastern Oregon when it was cold, very cold (though I was snug and warm in my sleeping bag), but I was glad to not be experiencing the Arctic climes in the book. Gary Paulsen describes cold and snow the... (read more)

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The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
by Alicia Silverstone
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The Kind Diet is a fabulous introduction to the vegan lifestyle. Not only are Alicia Silverstone's vegan recipes delectable, but she teaches readers, with honesty and warmth, how to attain a new, healthier body. All without harming the planet — and, in... (read more)

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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
by Michael Lewis
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The reclusive son of a drug-addled single mom suddenly becomes one of the most valued football prospects in America. How? A year before the scouts came calling, Michael Oher had virtually no formal education, no social skills, and no athletic experience.... (read more)

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Bicycle Diaries
Bicycle Diaries
by David Byrne
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Talking Heads fans will flock to this book. Bicycle enthusiasts will shove each other out of the way to get the first copy. But it's the cyclists who are also Talking Heads fans that you really have to watch out for, because they're going to be... (read more)

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Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
by Lynne Cox
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The first to swim the Strait of Magellan, the Bering Strait, and the Cape of Good Hope, Lynne Cox, from the age of fourteen, began forcing the world's best long-distance swimmers to reconsider what might be possible in the water. Dive in and brace... (read more)

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Ball Four
Ball Four
by Jim Bouton
Staff Pick
Baseball Season is upon us. I-CHI-RO! I-CHI-RO! Youngsters, you really need to read Ball Four by Jim Bouton. A season in the bigs with the expansion Seattle Pilots (Milwaukee Brewers for those that don't know.) Joe Schultz, Sal "The Barber" Maglie and... (read more)

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Stretching (20th Anniversary Revised Edition)
Stretching (20th Anniversary Revised Edition)
by Bob Anderson
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"It doesn't require equipment, it's not fancy or exotic, and it feels so good; learn what your cat already knows. This book is the easiest, most accessible guide to stretching I've found. Even sitting at a desk all day can put all sorts of kinks and... (read more)

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Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
by James McManus
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This book is the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil of high stakes poker. Author James McManus used his Harper's advance money to immerse himself into tournament poker. The result is an engrossing and bizarre account of Las Vegas gambling. Go ahead... (read more)

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The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
by Susan Casey
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It has long been asserted that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do the vast seascapes that cover some 70 percent of our planet. Susan Casey's seductive book, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean, goes a... (read more)

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Bicycle Diaries
Bicycle Diaries
by David Byrne
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Talking Heads fans will flock to this book. Bicycle enthusiasts will shove each other out of the way to get the first copy. But it's the cyclists who are also Talking Heads fans that you really have to watch out for, because they're going to be... (read more)

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Flip Flop Fly Ball
Flip Flop Fly Ball
by Craig Robinson
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Of the many books written about baseball, Flip Flop Fly Ball ought to rank amongst the most unique, informative, and entertaining. Devised and written by Craig Robinson, an Englishman whose love for the game was late to bloom, Flip Flop Fly Ball is a... (read more)

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Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
by Jeff Mapes
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Mapes's fantastic and inspiring Pedaling Revolution deserves to be read by everyone, from the cycle-curious to the cycle-phobic. Love it or hate it, the pedaling revolution is upon us — read all about it!... (read more)

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The Breaks of the Game
The Breaks of the Game
by David Halberstam
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Portland: Read this. The Breaks of the Game, finally back in print, is almost certainly one of the best books ever written about the NBA, but that statement hardly does it justice. Halberstam's subject far transcends any action on the court. In 1979... (read more)

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Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
by George Dohrmann
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Play Their Hearts Out is a must-read book for basketball fans at all levels. Pulitzer Prize winner Dohrmann presents an engrossing saga of an AAU team as its players grow up and try to achieve their basketball dreams. In addition to following the boys... (read more)

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Zero Break: An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing, 1777-2004
Zero Break: An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing, 1777-2004
by Matt Warshaw
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Jack London called surfing "a royal sport for the natural kings of earth." This anthology captures the thrill of the sport and explains the allure of its "cool" culture. Come on, catch a wave.... (read more)

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Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing
Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing
by Jim Yardley
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Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Yardley brings us an entertaining account of a season with the Shanxi Brave Dragons, one of the worst teams in the Chinese Basketball Association. In an attempt to improve his team, owner Boss Wang hires a former NBA coach (the... (read more)

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Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy
Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy
by Jane Leavy
Staff Pick
"Koufax spans two distinct eras in baseball and in America," Jane Leavy notes. "In virtually ever way that matters, ethnically and economically, medically and journalistically, he offers a way to measure where we've been, what we've come to, what we've... (read more)

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It's All about the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
It's All about the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
by Robert Penn
Staff Pick
If you're not already enchanted by the idea of two-wheeled adventure, you will be by the time you finish It's All about the Bike. Lifelong cycling enthusiast Robert Penn recounts his quest to build the perfect bike in this funny, engaging, and... (read more)

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