Thursday, October 25, 2018

Top ten books about steroids

Matthew Sperling joined University College London in 2016 as Lecturer in Literature in English. His first novel is Astroturf--"part black comedy, part literary thriller – in which much of the action takes place in the gym and on online bodybuilding and steroid forums."

One of Sperling's ten top books about steroids, as shared at the Guardian:
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle (2012)

The other necessary book on drugs in sport is this whistleblowing story of the role they played in professional cycling during the Lance Armstrong era. Hamilton was part of Armstrong’s US Postal Service team, and his book is a gripping account of the extraordinarily ruthless, controlling and inventive doping regime Armstrong ran during his peak years.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue