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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (90 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Davis Narrator: Jonny Loquasto Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9780385394307
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At the age of 22, Ben Davis weighed over 360 pounds. Depressed, addicted to food, and morbidly obese, he thought he’d lost all hope. But after a Christmas Eve conversation with his grandmother, Ben promised himself he would finally take control of his life.

Ben decided to “do life,” and so can you.

He started running—slowly at first, but as the pounds came off and his outlook on life started to change, he went faster and further. At first, he couldn’t run a mile, but before long he was running five, ten, and then twenty miles at a time. His father and brother joined him, and as a team they ran a marathon and went on to complete one of the hardest physical competitions in the world, the Ironman.

Throughout his journey, Ben captured his transformation in a series of YouTube videos, inspiring countless others around the world to “do life” along with him. In Do Life, Ben shares more of his personal story—from his lifelong struggles with food and obesity to each goal that he set for himself along his journey, including the pitfalls, setbacks, and hard won victories.

But Ben does more than tell his story. He illustrates how you can use his techniques to start living your own life to the fullest, whether that means making a complete transformation, losing weight, or simply running further. Running taught Ben how to “do life” and here he teaches you what he’s learned along the way—how to set aside crippling fear and self-doubt, finally find your smile, and ultimately share it with those around you. By sharing his discovery of what was holding him back and how he was able to push forward, Ben will teach you how to break free from any obstacle and live the life you’ve always wanted.

Do Life isn’t just about diet or exercise, depression, or addiction, it’s about stepping out of your ordinary life and becoming who you want to be. It’s the story of one man who decided to live life his way. And it could be your story, too.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ben’s story is remarkable and inspiring. He personifies so much of what Runner’s World stands for.”

    David Wiley, editor in chief, Runner’s World

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Anderson | 8/19/2013

    " Good advice, just very watered down. Don't get me wrong, we would all be significantly healthier and likely happier if we followed through on his advice. With that, it just didn't create a spark - I found much more energy after reading Born to Run. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ieva Akuleviciute | 7/17/2013

    " Inspirational, has some good tips that we often take for granted but it is good to be repeated. Perhaps wouldn`t read it second time though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adventure_chick | 7/1/2013

    " Really great motivational book! Plenty of great training plans as well for all levels! I think it will help me as I start my own journey to Do Life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heisenberg185 | 6/23/2013

    " Would have liked to read more about Ben's story and the motivational aspects. I wasn't interested in this book as a "how to" for running various distance races. If I want that, I'll read a professional or long time expert's book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherman Criner | 5/5/2013

    " This book needs to find the correct reader. It is a great read for someone who is intimidated to start an exercise program for the first time. It is a motivational story but nothing extraordinary than anyone who finally decides to turn their life around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 4/23/2013

    " Great book... very inspirational story and a good read for new runners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chlope | 2/21/2013

    " Call it $5, Bone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joshua Albright | 1/28/2013

    " If you boil this book down to actual content it is the size of a pamphlet. Disappointing. "

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About the Author
Ben Davis went from morbidly obese and depressed to healthy and happy. He has lost 120 pounds, run seven marathons, completed two Ironmans, and gone from miserable recluse to motivational speaker. He has dozens of medals and has met thousands of amazing people along the way.