The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances - a new book by The Oatmeal

From Eisner-Award winner and #1 New York Times best-selling author, Matthew Inman, AKA “The Oatmeal,” comes this hilarious, beautiful, poignant collection of comics and stories about running, eating, napping, and one cartoonist’s reasons for running across mountains until his toenails fall off.

Weighing in at over 140 pages of comics, this collection includes a wealth of new material and each book comes with Blerch race stickers..


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Tour & Upcoming Beat The Blerch Races



The Oatmeal will be traveling to various bookstores to give lectures about spiders and meat. He will also be signing books and engaging daily in hundreds of uncomfortable conversations. Books will be available for purchase at every event.

Please RSVP on Facebook if you plan on attending. It's not required to attend, but it lets us get a rough idea of how many people to expect.

City Event type Date Time Location Facebook Event Page

Los Angeles, CA

Fun Run + Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Wed, Oct 1st

Fun Run: 6:45pm

Signing: 7:30pm

The Grove: Nike Running & Barnes and Noble

189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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New York, NY

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Tue, Oct 7th

6:00pm

Barnes and Noble Tribeca

97 Warren St.
New York, NY 10007

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New York, NY

Beat The Blerch Fun Run

EVENT DETAILS

Wed, Oct 8th

5:30pm

BEAT THE BLERCH IN CENTRAL PARK
New York Running Company

10 Columbus Circle
Time Warner Center, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10019

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Naperville, IL

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Thu, Oct 9th

7:00pm

Anderson's Bookshop. North Central College

Smith Hall at Old Main
30 N Brainard Street
Naperville, IL 60540

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Nashville, TN

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Fri, Oct 10th

7:00pm

Barnes and Noble College at Vanderbilt

2501 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

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Kansas City, MO

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Sun, Oct 12th

2:00pm

Unity Temple on The Plaza

707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

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Highlands Ranch, CO

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Mon, Oct 13th

7:00pm

Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch

9315 Dorchester Street
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

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Tempe, AZ

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Tue, Oct 14th

7:00pm

Changing Hands Bookstore

6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283

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Portland, OR

Fun Run

EVENT DETAILS

Wed, Oct 22nd

5:30pm

Portland Running Company - Group Run

800 SE Grand Ave,
Portland, OR 97214

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Portland, OR

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Wed, Oct 22nd

7:30pm

Powell's City of Books

1005 W. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209

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San Francisco, CA

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Sat, Oct 25th

7:00pm

BAHfest West -Bay Area Science Festival(tickets required)

429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

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The Big Island, Hawaii

I'll be on vacation in Hawaii from October 26th until November 1st, and I'd love to do an informal book signing or meetup while I'm there, preferably at a place that has drinks with plastic swords in them. If you're interested in hosting it, email filter@theoatmeal.com.



Beat The Blerch Marathons

We're also planning on expanding our Beat The Blerch Marathon Series to more cities.
Below is a tentative schedule of upcoming races:

San Diego, CA Early Spring 2015
Philadelphia, PA Spring 2015
Chicago, IL Early Summer 2015
Denver, CO Summer 2015
Seattle, WA Fall 2015

Follow Beat The Blerch to be notified when a new race is announced: Facebook // Twitter

Beat The Blerch - 10k/half/full marathon - Carnation, WA



Copyright © 2014 Matthew Inman.

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