I finally read a book!
I had a big goal of reading one book per month this year and I’ve been sucking it up. I just need a few more hours in the day I think. Or a better way of prioritizing life.
But anyways. I received a review copy of “Out There” a few months ago, shortly after the Boston Marathon.
David Clark, the author, has an amazing story, which he shares throughout his book… at an extreme level of honesty. By time I hit page 30, I knew a LOT about his personality and his life. At that point, he had already shared about his childhood and alcoholism. As he says himself, he was spiraling out of control from eating recklessly, drugging himself and everything in between.
One day, when he hit rock bottom, he thought about how he needed to change.
And so he did it.
Losing 150 pounds, he has now completed a number of marathons and ultras, including running the Boston Marathon four times this year to raise awareness about addiction and recovery.
I feel like reading memoirs/autobiographies like this are always hit or miss. Some are really great, others not so much… but “Out There” by David Clark is one of the best ones that I read. His honesty and ability to tell stories (I think he gets it from when he worked as a salesperson) captures your heart and makes you want to keep reading. The rollercoaster lifestyle he was living on is so intriguing that I literally could not put the book down until I found out what happened next.
From David Clark, I learned that you can do anything if you put your mind to it — as cheesy as the saying may be. He put his mind to be a drug addict, and that became his life. He put his mind to recover and run, and that became his life. The human mind is a powerful thing if we let it be.
I would definitely recommend checking this book out if you are looking for an inspirational read.
Have you read any great books lately? Do you prefer reading fiction or non-fiction?
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