In the Long Run

A Father, a Son, and Unintentional Lessons in Happiness

by Jim Axelrod

In The Long Run

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A former chief White House correspondent reveals how during a crossroads in his personal and professional life he learned about his late father's marathon achievements and resolved to run the 2009 New York Marathon himself.

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"The goal at the end of Jim Axelrod's touching memoir, In the Long Run, is a marathon, but in 304 pages he talks about running surprisingly little," observes writer Liz Colville. "His focus is the parts of his life that drive him to start running in the first place, particularly his demanding career as a CBS political correspondent. In Axelrod's case, he can't fully commit to his goal — the

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