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Summary

"A thrilling, coming-of-age journey that will make you yearn to go on your own adventures.” (Runner's World)

Anna was never anything like those "real" runners on telly - all spindly limbs, tiny shorts, and split times - but when she read about New Zealand’s 3,000-kilometer-long Te Araroa Trail, she began to wonder...perhaps being a "real" runner was overrated. Maybe she could just run it anyway? 

Travelling alone through New Zealand’s backcountry for 148 days, she scrambled through forests, along ridgelines, over mountain passes, along beaches, and across swollen rivers. Running up to 52 kilometers in a day, she slept wild most nights and was taken into the homes and hearts of the Kiwi people in between. 

The Pants of Perspective is a witty, colorful, and at times painfully raw account of a journey to the edge of what a woman believes herself to be capable of. It is a coming-of-age story that will lead you on a roller-coaster ride through fear, vulnerability, courage, and failure. 

For anyone who has ever dreamt of taking on a great challenge but felt too afraid to begin - this story is for you.

©2017 Anna McNuff (P)2018 Anna McNuff

Critic reviews

"Beaming with limitless ambition, positivity and enthusiasm." (Women’s Running)

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Great story about a great adventure.

Excellent storytelling. Inspiring and funny. I still need to write five more words now though.

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Favourite book this year

I absolutely loved this book, found it incredibly genuine, funny and inspiring. It motivated me and helped me be more ambitious in my own running and tramping in New Zealand. Thank you Anna, this book is a pure gift and I can’t recommend it enough

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Just brilliant

Inspiring, funny, exhausting and emotional. An amazing tale of adventure told by the lady herself. Thank you Anna!!!

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Inspirational & hilarious.

Anna’s adventures are funny, inspirational & well worth a listen. Couldn’t recommend it more. Looking forward to more of her adventures

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Awesomeness

Can't wait to read the next book 🙌 Awesome to get insights into Anna's adventures. Truly inspiring!

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Warning- you will fall in love with NZ & ‘Nuffers if you listen to this book!

Anna’s heartwarming personality and enthusiasm for life comes pouring into your ears! Loved hearing about all her chance encounters with some great characters as well as the amazing running journey she took on. Inspiring and uplifting- thank you Anna!

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Brilliant adventure!

Such an amazing adventure - Anna really brought the trail to life in this book. Listening to this made me want to a) go running and b) go to New Zealand!

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Dreaming

Loved it, made me think about life while I'm having to sit out and heal broken bits
Listened to it while driving places, misteriously got there 😂

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I loved this book

The author reads the book with such enthusiasm and energy I couldn't stop listening. If you liked North by Scott Jurek you will like this even more.

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