Pam Reed, Extremely Well-Read

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Pam Reed, on the run in the desert.

Pam Reed covers so much ground we almost couldn't catch up with her for a closeup... hide caption

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Pam Reed, giving a speech in Europe

...but she stopped long enough to give a talk at the Volvo Sports Design Forum. FloHagena.de hide caption

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Pam Reed is an ultramarathoner, running distances most people don't even like to drive. Her book choices reveal a deep interest in people who have undertaken major challenges and adventures, from stranded explorers to mountain climbers. Well, and Dr. Laura, too.

Pam Reed's List:

Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer, by Lynne Cox.

Audio book version of Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, by Mitch Albom.

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, by Laura Schlessinger.

To the Edge: A Man, Death Valley, and the Mystery of Endurance, by Kirk Johnson.

Her favorite book in recent memory is Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster, by Jon Krakauer.

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