COTTRELL BREWING: Beer & Books with Holly Zimmermann (Ultramarathon Mom)

Savoy Bookshop & Café and Cottrell Brewing Co. are thrilled to host a Beer & Books event at the brewery featuring local author Holly Zimmermann, in celebration of her new book Ultramarathon Mom. This event includes free beer samples and an author talk. Books and growlers of beer will be available for purchase.

About the Book
With condemning, yet humorous, comments, Holly Zimmermann, mother of four young children, endeavors to take on some of the world’s most difficult and dangerous foot races. A grueling 257-kilometer ultramarathon through the Sahara Desert, written in a daily journal-style format, is the core of the story. Interspersed between the adventures in the Sahara, Holly recalls other races, including when two bombs went off before her eyes at the Boston Marathon. After the Sahara Desert, the setting for her next challenge shifted to the opposite extreme: Greenland, for the Polar Circle Marathon.

What makes this book distinctive are the Forrest-Gump-like happenstances which occur throughout, brought in as flashbacks. A colorful cast of characters as training partners include the world champion of ultradistance cycling as well as the grandson of Italian fashion icon Salvatore Ferragamo. Training, planning, and gear for ultramarathons as well as nutritional tips for fueling the body are also described, always with a touch of sarcastic humor. Ultramarathon Mom: From the Sahara to the Arctic tells a unique story and delivers an impactful message: Live your dreams.

About the Author
Holly Zimmermann is an American extreme sports athlete, taking part in events ranging from mountain and desert ultras, mud runs, and endurance bike races to running a marathon in the Arctic. She holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA and worked for many years in research & development for military applications before moving to Germany where she now lives with her husband and four children. Holly is an enthusiastic vegan and encourages a healthy lifestyle through motivational speaking in companies and at sporting events.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Cottrell Brewing Company
100 Mechanic St.
Pawcatuck, CT 06379
Ultramarathon Mom: From the Sahara to the Arctic Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781782551393
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Meyer & Meyer Media - April 1st, 2018

With condemning, yet humorous, comments, Holly Zimmermann, mother of four young children, endeavors to take on some of the world's most difficult and dangerous foot races. A grueling 257-kilometer ultramarathon through the Sahara Desert, written in a daily journal-style format, is the core of the story.