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It's never too late to chase your dreams: Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was 49-years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Using exercise, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn't know she possessed, and with the help of her canine companion, she found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink.

There's hope and help on the track: Anyone who has struggled with depression knows the ways the mind can defeat you. However, it is possible to transform yourself with the power of running. You may learn that you can endure more than you think, and that there's no other therapy quite like pavement beneath your feet.

Depression Hates a Moving Target is a witty and poignant story of rediscovery. Whether you're born to run or just looking for rebirth, you will:

  • Be inspired by the powerful story of one woman-and her dog.
  • Cheer on Nita as she endures the challenges of a marathon and a mind in turmoil.
  • And discover the power of running to overcome obstacles.
©2019 Nita Sweeney (P)2019 Tantor

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  • RunGirl
  • 03-06-20

Good story...bad narration

The content of the book is very good and even interesting; however, i recommend you read the book rather than listen to this audible version. The narrater is mechanical has a nasal pitch that I found incredibly difficult to get past.
I made it up to the last hour or so and gave up. For me personally, the story and all it’s funny lines and author’s self-discoveries are lost in the narration. I hope you have a better experience.

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  • Daniela Rodriguez
  • 06-01-20

10000 stars! If the title sounds right go for it!

Loved this book! No nonsense true story. I enjoyed every second and related to her experience although I am starting the running journey. This book has been a great inspiration. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❣️

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  • Branana
  • 26-12-19

Good Listen, Especially If you Relate

If you aren't a runner but want to be, suffer from mental illness and frequently injuries, then you'll like this book. I fit all of the above and enjoyed it. :)

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  • James
  • 03-12-19

Sweet inspiration

This is one of those great books to listen to when you are at that point of indecision. A brave, true account of being older and a bit crazy (both the good kind and the medical)

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  • Victoria C.
  • 19-02-21

Horrible Narration

I rarely give up on a book halfway through, but I did with this one. The narration was god awful. It was like one giant run-on sentence completely devoid of any punctuation whatsoever. Zero pauses. Also, the story was bland and written so simply that I was shocked that the author considered herself a writer. DEFINITELY Skip this one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-21

Just wonderful

It is real and relatable, and very uplifting. If you have ever felt like you just can’t- this book will remind you that, in fact, you can!

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  • Marisol and frank
  • 16-12-20

I love this book !!

I really like this book . It gives a realistic view how a mind works when you struggle with mental health . I listen to this book when I feeling down . It helps me get motivated to clean workout and not feel so bad about my self when I am struggling getting through the day . It makes me feel like I am not alone fighting this illness!!!

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  • amanda l dawkins
  • 10-06-20

Not what I expected

I thought this book would discuss more about mental illness and how running helped. The book mostly talks about running.

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  • Keli
  • 20-05-20

Funny and inspiring

Nice to hear many struggles being talked about from beginning to end and the achievements awarded.

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  • Jason
  • 21-02-20

Inspirational book

I found myself relating to so many of the thoughts and feelings of the author. Living in Columbus for 3 years now I have run on these same trails and courses. In the middle of listening to chapter 25, I was driving down High Street smiling because I could picture the race. Such an honest perspective on the games a runner’s mind plays in this sport.

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  • s c shanks
  • 12-09-20

Awful narrator

Had to turn this off after about 10 minutes as couldn't concentrate on the story due to the awful narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-20

Good content good honesty

its good to read something so honest about their struggle with depression and body confidence

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  • SewNVS
  • 04-11-20

Thank you for writing this book Nita Sweeney

I found myself in this book in so many ways. Now it’s time to realise that running isn’t a dream and I can do it! Thank you Nita for writing this brutally honest book about your struggles and victories.