The Doper Next Door
My Strange and Scandalous Year on Performance Enhancing Drugs
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|Format:||Hardcover, 371 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 June 2011|
Journalist Tilin chronicles his yearlong odyssey under the influence as he describes how controversial performance-enhancing substances affected his life and tells readers what doping is really like--empowering and scary.
Praise for "The Doper Next Door"
"Tilin [enters] the shady world of the "anti-aging" industry, populated with past-their-prime jocks and fading beauties, "Dr. Iffys," hucksters, and much confusing and contradictory information on the effects, positive and dangerous, of rubbing testosterone cream on one's private parts and injecting other drugs in search of better performance on the road, in bed and in the mirror. Tilin is an engaging writer, and even though he wades into an arena ripe for mockery, he provides mostly gentle portrayals of the people he meets during his testosterone-boosted year." --"San Francisco Chronicle"
"A good book--timely, engaging, honest and well-researched . . . it raises excellent ethical questions about hormone replacement, supplementation, anti-aging and drug abuse." -- Peter Brown Hoffmeister, author of "The End of Boys"
"Timely, engaging, honest, and well-researched." --"The Huffington Post"
"For the voyeur." --"Bicycling" magazine
"Andrew Tilin took on a risky, difficult assignment when he decided to act as his own guinea pig--in a clandestine study of the powerful effects that supplemental testosterone can have on a weekend athlete and family man. The result is amazing: an incredible thrill ride through the back alleys of sports doping, hormone replacement, and anti-aging medicine. "The Doper Next Door" is participatory journalism at its best."
--Alex Heard, editorial director at "Outside" magazine and author of "The Eyes of Willie McGee"
"Andrew Tilin plunges fearlessly into a culture that we hardly new existed, one in which a hopped-up citizenry's high hopes and false heroes trump all else, and enlists in a first-hand reckoning with the real questions we should be asking about performance enhancing drugs. There are no easy answers--just the challenge of deciding who's cheating whom."
--Eric Hagerman, co-author of "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain"
|Publisher: ||Counterpoint LLC|
|Dimensions: ||23.19 x 16.03 x 3.3 centimeters (0.57 kg)|