From the bestselling author of Born to Run comes the heartwarming story of Sherman, a rescue donkey who would overcome all odds to run one of the most unbelievable races in America.
When Christopher McDougall agreed to adopt a donkey, he figured it would hang out in a field, look cute, and eat carrots. But then he met Sherman, who was in such bad shape that Chris knew he was in over his head. Luckily, Chris's neighbors-Amish farmers and an outspoken equine expert with a donkey of her own-were happy to help. They told him that what Sherman needed more than anything else was a job, a purpose. And Chris got a crazy idea. Maybe Sherman could race.
In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would enlist Amish running clubs, high-spirited goats, the service animal community, and two long-distance, Sarah Palin loving female truckers. But it would take Chris's ever-patient wife, Mika, to hold the team together and Zeke, a young man struggling with depression, to show them all the power of the human/animal connection. Summer 2020 Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Catalog
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage, July 2020
Product Dimensions: 7.9 L × 5.2 W × 0.7 H
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