- I love to walk. We don’t have a car and I walk everywhere. So, Rubinstein is kind of preaching to the choir with this book.
- I know Dan. He’s a great guy. But what i never knew, and I don’t know how this is possible, is that he is even more into walking than I am.
I loved this book. With every page I was screaming, ‘Yes, yes! He’s got it so right!’. There are a lot of problems in the world and Rubinstein knows walking can’t solve them all, but it might be a step in the right direction. Obesity? Diabetes? Climate change? Social alienation? Depression? Yep, walking’s got those covered. Bottom line, walking is an inclusive activity (it can be done by almost anyone), that is affordable and can actually save you money. It also contributes to better mental and physical well-being, a sense of community, can lower your carbon footprint in an instant.
The thing is, Rubinstein says it all so much better than I can. Even the subtitle of Born To Walk: The Transformative Power of A Pedestrian Act, shows that Rubinstein is a clever guy who can write and argue a point in an entertaining fashion. Go ahead, see for yourself, read a sample of Born To Walk and be transformed.
Who would like this book? While Born to Walk is ostensibly about walking, it is also a bit of a personal memoir. Rubinstein is at a crossroads in his life and walking provides the balm to get through it. It is full of personal stories about those he walks with: police on the beat, members of Canada’s First Nations, hikers, you name it.
I received a copy of this book for review consideration from the publish via NetGalley.