26.2 Miles to Happiness

by Paul Tonkinson

Self-help, personal development and practical advice Sports Lifestyle, Hobbies and Leisure Health & Fitness

26.2 Miles to Happiness Synopsis


The hilarious trials and tribulations of stand-up comedian Paul Tonkinson as he attempts to beat the much lauded 3-hour mark at the London Marathon. With a supporting cast of fellow comedians, this is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure-through-sport that will both entertain and inspire.

Along the way, we are introduced to the characters helping Paul with his quest. Celebrity names such as Bryony Gordon, Russell Howard, Roisin Conaty and Vassos Alexander pop up with wit and wisdom, alongside an alpine adventure to the Mayr Clinic with Michael McIntyre that pushes Paul to the limit. And not forgetting the 'words of wisdom' and derision from Paul's anti-running friend, Richard.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781472975270
Publication date: 2nd September 2021
Author: Paul Tonkinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Primary Genre Sports
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Paul Tonkinson Press Reviews

I couldn't put it down... insightful, inspiring and laugh-out-loud funny! - Michael McIntyre

This book is that rare thing - something that actually makes me WANT to run another marathon. Utterly joyous! - Bryony Gordon

The funniest book about running I have ever read. In fact it is the only book about running I have ever read, but it is HILARIOUS! - David Walliams

Enjoyed it enormously. Pain. Hope. Misery. Joy. All the big stuff. Excellent. - Dara O Briain

What a brilliant, funny and above all, inspiring book. I read it in three days flat. I literally raced through it as though running alongside Paul. - Tim Vine

This book is funny (which I expected) and concerns running (ditto), but it is also exceptionally moving and profound. Don't be fooled: it's not really about completing a marathon. It's about life and all its joy and weirdness. Recommended to all, even those who jog no further than the fridge. - Miranda Sawyer

Funny and captivating, even persuasive. A book that memorably and joyously illustrates how we can find our escape and ourselves by switching off from the rest of the world that actually switches us on. - Robin Ince

Excellent... Extremely talented. Brilliant. - Time Out

Very good book... very funny, very insightful, very inspiring - Chris Evans, Virgin Radio

Fabulous book - OJ Borg, Radio 2

You don't have to be a runner to enjoy 26.2 Miles to Happiness - The Scotsman

Hilarious - Daily Mail

The best book about running I have read - Nick Cohen, The Critic

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