Getting to the Point.

In a dozen pairs of shoes

by Brian R. Stark



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/25/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781425929381

About the Book

Getting to the Point.  In a dozen pairs of shoes is the story of the first modern-day trail run across America.


Running alone and wearing only a 10-pound pack, ultra runner Brian Stark often had to rely on the kindness of strangers, and hope for mercy from the elements.  Over the course of his 8-month trek across America, Brian learned first hand what this country is really like, the diversity of its people and their experiences.  This is more than just a book about running, it’s a book about people.


If you liked Forrest Gump or A Walk Across America, or if you just like a rousing good story complete with daily wrong turns, surprising rescues by strangers, a blossoming romance, and a Hollywood ending, this book is a must read.


About the Author

Brian Stark attributes his success as a distance runner to his parents who drove 300 miles away from a pit stop on a family vacation before they realized that he had gotten out of the van.  Brian was nine years old.  He started running after the van and hasn’t stopped.


Since completing his 10,000th mile in high school, he has crossed 26 states on foot, including one solo-5000-mile trail run across America.  With a fair amount of endurance, uncanny luck, and the assistance of hundreds of strangers, learn how America is really doing, from one who crossed its forgotten byways at six miles per hour.