How to Lose a Marathon: A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters
In How to Lose a Marathon, Joel Cohen takes readers on a step-by-step journey from being a couch potato to being a couch potato who can finish a marathon. Through a hilarious combination of running tips, narrative, illustrations, and infographics, Cohen breaks down the misery that is forcing yourself to run. From chafing to the best times to run, explaining the phenomenon known as the "Oprah Line," and exposing the torture that is a premarathon expo, Cohen acts as your satirical guide to every aspect of the runner's experience. Offering both real advice and genuine commiseration with runners of all skill levels, How to Lose a Marathon lets you know that even if you believe that the "runner's high" is a complete myth, you can still survive all 26. 2 miles of a marathon. "An antidote to the many worthy running manuals out there, this is an ultimate guide for anyone who isn't looking to run a marathon in a particular time, but just make it through those 26.2 miles.", Press Association
Joel H. Cohen and is a writer and producer for The Simpsons. He's also written for Saturday Night Live and Suddenly Susan. He is the winner of two Emmy Awards, three Writer's Guild Awards, and one Jewish Image Award. He also proudly completed the 2013 New York City Marathon.