Running: A Love Story

Running: A Love Story by Jen A. Miller

Running: A Love Story is Jen A. Miller’s witty, brutally honest account of her lifelong relationship with running, and an exploration of the many ways that the sport carves a path to empowerment.

As a middle-of-the-pack but tenacious runner, Miller hones her skill while navigating relationships with men that, like a tricky marathon route, have their ups and downs. As she pushes herself toward ever-greater mileage, running helps Miller learn to love herself first, revealing independence, discipline, and confidence she didn’t realize she had.

Praise for Running: A Love Story

"Running: A Love Story is Jen’s ultimate faith healer, restoring belief not only in herself but life’s possibilities." - Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner's World magazine and author of My Life on the Run

"Once, I was running with Jen Miller in Philly when a crusty guy on the sidewalk yelled at her, 'You run like a GIRL!' I had no idea what he meant, but in this inspiring, honest and fierce book, Jen finally explains it." - Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me and columnist for Runner's World magazine

"Running: A Love Story is a frank and sometimes gritty look inside Jen Miller's heart. She speaks for a lot of us as she reveals her self-doubts, and then finds the confidence to quiet them through running. How running does that to us is, like love, very simple yet totally mysterious. But here's the bottom line: It works for everyone." - Kathrine Switzer, author of Marathon Woman and the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon

“A contemporary coming of age story that will speak to a generation of women, Running: A Love Story is the candid memoir of a young woman’s painful but triumphant search for her place in the world. Skillfully crafted and unsparingly honest, Running is a courageous memoir written straight from the heart." - Amy Hill Hearth, New York Times and Washington Post bestselling author

"Millions of everyday men and women have a love affair with running. No book I've read captures the richness and complexity of this widely shared experience--the exhilaration and heartbreak and everything in between--more faithfully than Jen Miller's lovely memoir, Running: A Love Story." - Matt Fitzgerald, author of more than 20 endurance sports books, including How Bad Do You Want It? Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle

"Running: A Love Story is a ballad for anyone looking to discover themselves. Jen Miller is remarkably honest, candid, and approachable in her writing style. She narrates in a way that makes you feel like the two of you are tucked in the corner of a tapas restaurant sharing stories way into the late hours. As someone who has never been "good" at running, I was delighted to find this book to be about so much more than sneakers and mile marks. This is a book about finding love, discovering your breaking points, and letting go. Jen pieces together a moral I think the world needs: only when we fully let go can we finally grip tight to the stuff that really matters." - Hannah Brencher, author of If You Find This Letter

About The Author
Jen A. Miller

Jen A. Miller is an award winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Runner's World, Running Times and Allure. She lives in Collingswood, N.J .