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The Long Run by Mishka Shubaly

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A very personal universal tale

The Long Run by Mishka Shubaly

The Long Run by Mishka Shubaly

The Long Run by Mishka Shubalylong story short is that one very positive habit can realign and even subjugate all the bad habits and toxic people. Personally written but not in an insufferable humble brag but with true pathos and grace. Both a runner's book and also an addict's book but also the book of someone who wants to live rather than kill himself.


“my nihilism was the only thing that had saved me from myself.” 
― Mishka ShubalyThe Long Run

“acedia is sorrow so complete that the flesh prevails completely over the spirit. You don’t just turn your back on the world, you turn your back on God. You don’t care, and you don’t care that you don’t care.” 
― Mishka ShubalyThe Long Run


  • August 9, 2017 – Started Reading
  • September 24, 2017 – Finished Reading

About The Long Run by Mishka Shubaly

"After nearly twenty years of chasing oblivion, a fight in a bar reveals to a newly sober Mishka Shubaly that he is able to run long distances. Despite his best attempts to dodge enlightenment and personal growth, the irreverent young drunk and drug abuser learns to tame his self-destructive tendencies through ultra running. His outrageous sense of humor, however, rages unabated."

About Mishka Shubaly

"After receiving an expensive MFA from Columbia University, Mishka Shubaly promptly quit writing to play music. He lived out of a Toyota minivan for a year, touring nonstop, and has shared the stage with artists like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Decemberists."

"His Kindle Singles for Amazon have all been bestsellers. He writes true stories about drink, drugs, disasters, desire, deception and their aftermath. His work has been praised for its grit, humor, fearlessness and heart. 'The Long Run,' his mini-memoir detailing his transformation from alcoholic drug abuser to sober ultrarunner is one of the best-selling Kindle Singles to date."

"Mishka Shubaly lives in Brooklyn where he writes music and plays bass for Freshkills. He is at work on a new solo record of his original songs and a full-length memoir."
Sep 26, 2017 01:55 PM