Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Hometown Track Author in the Spotlight

July Hometown Track Author in the Spotlight

It's July!  It's July!  Shoot off some fireworks, cut up the watermelon, shuck some corn and find your swimsuit and lawn chair.  It is time to relax and go to the beach and then head off to ride your bike or go for a run along the river.  I hope whatever you do in July will be memorable and I hope it includes checking out Scott F. Parker, who is July's Author in the Spotlight.

Scott has written a memoir called:  Running After Prefontaine.

Here is the synopsis from Amazon:
Like so many young runners in Oregon, Scott Parker came of age under the spell of the Prefontaine legend, which inspired his early understanding of running's purpose as being centered around discipline and will power. In Running After Prefontaine, Parker traces his running back to its roots in Northeast Portland and follows it forward in time as his relationship with running evolves to include a more nuanced approach to the sport. Whether he's literally running in Pre's footsteps in Coos Bay or Eugene, running on the beaches of Asia, or running himself past exhaustion in Portland's Forest Park, Parker is an astute narrator of the running experience. This intimate book, which connects running to the author's process of self-becoming, demonstrates how what we do makes us who we are.

This month you can expect a book review, a contest, a author interview and a guest post by Scott Parker.   Scott F. Parker is the author of Revisited: Notes on Bob Dylan and Running After Prefontaine: A Memoir, and he is coeditor of Coffee—Philosophy for Everyone: Grounds for Debate. Find him online at
Keep checking in at Booksnob as June is going to be great a month!