Since 1997, incoming freshmen at ASU have been asked to read a book as part of their orientation to Appalachian State University. By participating in the Summer Reading Program, students establish a common experience with other new students.
This years selection, Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.
For information on this year's selection, and for related library resources, see the Library Guide to the Summer Reading Program . The author will be on campus September 15 2011: See the list of events .