In What I Talk About When I Talk About Running gives us a true idea of how Haruki Murakami thinks and works as a runner and writer. What surprised me the most is his humility. He, at no point, speaks highly of himself. Instead he reveals to us that to be successful at anything, a lot of work, training and focus is required. In addition to that, there has to be a personal need to want to be better. It is an enjoyable read, it moves slowly (as most of his books do) but with good reason: to run and write well, you must pace yourself.