I won't bore you with a long summary because this book doesn't need one. Essentially, this book is about a man who wants, more than anything, to be able to love running. Although this is a nonfiction book, it is told in a series of stories. Initially, I was forced to read this book but after pushing through that first few pages, I felt drawn into the novel. Beyond the story, it's a powerful persuasive essay as well. Along the way, I learned quite a bit about ancient civilizations. I would definitely recommend reading this book before school starts up again.