Peter Sagal

marlene lopez

Peter Sagal is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, and radio host. He is best known as the host of the Peabody Award-winning game show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! which is produced by NPR. Heard by 2.5 million listeners per week, Wait Wait is one of the most popular shows on public radio. In The Incomplete Book of Running (Simon & Schuster), the popular columnist for Runner’s World, shares lessons, stories, advice, and warnings gleaned from running the equivalent of once around the earth. At the verge of turning forty, Peter Sagal—brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition towards heft, and a sedentary star of public radio—started running seriously. In this new book, Sagal reflects on the trails, tracks, and routes he’s traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear—in St. Louis, in February—or attempting to “quiet his colon” on runs around his neighborhood—to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners, and the triumphant post-bombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014. The result is a funny, wise, and powerful meditation about running and life that will appeal to readers everywhere.