• "Fascinating ... O’Mara argues [walking] is intimately connected to our bodies, our brains, and ultimately how we exist as a species"

    The Times
  • "Convincing and compelling ... In Praise of Walking is peppered with insights about everything from 19th-century poets and flâneurs to modern-day experiments with subjects playing video games in fMRI scanners"

    Sunday Times
  • "Walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier ... [O'Mara] knows this not only through personal experience, but from cold, hard data"

  • "Full of insights… an accessible and thought-provoking discussion of walking as a key to human success"

    Gina Rippon, author of The Gendered Brain
  • "A fascinating new book that examines the multitudinous benefits of this form of locomotion"

    Harper's Bazaar