This book is as brave, hypnotic, and oddly absorbing as its subject. Parker is a shrewd and innovative young writer, and no one who runs or thinks about what it means to run can afford to miss what he has to say. -Tom Bissell, The Father of All Things
Every runner will see something of their own running life in Scott Parker's Running After Prefontaine. And more than that, you will be inspired to think about the meaning of running has for your life. Parker tells great stories about his running, from his first marathon experience to training in the land of Prefontaine. This book is an enjoyable journey through the running life with all that it holds: pain, pleasure, disappointment, and joy, along with Vaseline and Band-Aids. -Mike W. Austin, Running and Philosophy
Scott F. Parker is coeditor of Coffee-Philosophy for Everyone: Grounds for Debate and has contributed chapters to Golf and Philosophy, Football and Philosophy, and the forthcoming Olympics and Philosophy. He is a frequent contributor to Rain Taxi Review of Books. His writing has also appeared in Philosophy Now, Fiction Writers Review, The Star Tribune, Oregon Humanities, and Oregon Quarterly, among other publications.