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Christopher McDougall | Running with Sherman

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Kings English Bookshop

1511 South 1500 East

Salt Lake City, UT 84105

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Christopher McDougall | Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero

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This event is free, but ticketed and will take place at the bookshop.

Christopher McDougall will join us to read from and sign his new nonfiction book, Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero.

A heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America.

When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman’s body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He’d heard about burro racing–a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days–and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.

Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman’s training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero from The King's English. GET YOUR COPY NOW!

Pre-order your signed copy of Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

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