You can order one or more of the below autographed books at the list price, plus $3.00 for shipping and handling. The books are also available at many other bookstores. But the autographed to-the-name-of-your-choosing option makes them a very nice gift, to yourself or as a gift to someone else.

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Run Forever is my newest book. It actually includes everything from Beginning Running to Marathon Training, but the emphasis is clearly on lifetime running for health, fitness, and happiness. Run Forever has 65 mini-chapters, each just 3 pages long. I organized the book this way so you can easily find and absorb the information you're looking for. $24.95.

First Ladies of Running celebrates the pioneers of women's running. It has chapters on such well known stars as Roberta Gibb, Kathrine Switzer, Grete Waitz, and Joan Benoit Samuelson, but also on lesser-known, equally-deserving women runners who paved the way for today's worldwide acceptance of women in running. The book mainly covers the period from 1960 to 1984, when Samuelson won the first Olympic Marathon for women. But it also includes Oprah Winfrey, as I ran her marathon with her in 1994, and consider her an important part of women's running. $16.95

I wrote The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life a few years back, but it remains one of my most popular books, in part because it's available in a low-cost ($9.95) option. The book is a little difficult to describe. It consists mainly of short essays about experiences I have had in running, and how these experiences have taught me about essential human truths such as: winning, losing, friendships, the value of consistent effort, and so on. Readers tell me they find it easy to apply these stories to their own lives. $9.95