I have a copy of this book at home autographed by Frank himself, and I've enjoyed it immensely. Some people might find it a bit dated. It covers Frank's days at Yale U. when he decided to work harder at running to see how good he could get. It follows his post-graduate days, his training, the other famous runners he hung out with (from roughly 1969 to 1972), then there is an extensive write up on his 1972 Olympic gold medal and he discusses each stage of the race. The book I have was written before the 1976 Oympics, where he won the silver medal (beat by Waldemar Cierpinski from the GDR who was alegedly under performance enhancing drugs). Anyway, the book is a very fun read, lest we forget that Frank Shorter "invented" running and with the help of ABC's Roone Arledge, created the massive running boom that started after his victory, sustained throughout the 70's and still continues today. I still think he is the greatest long distance runner the USA has ever turned out. This book, more like a pamphlet than a hardbound tome, is still inspiring and great fun to read. It has lots and lots of pictures, all in black and white.