Thursday, October 25, 2018

Ten top 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:
Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams (2006)

The effectiveness of synthetic hormones in modern sporting competition is undeniable, even if the extent of their use across different sports is heavily stigmatised and shrouded in secrecy. Game of Shadows is the authoritative story of how Victor Conte’s Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO for short) supplied steroids to many of the major figures in US baseball and athletics in the 90s and early 2000s, and the scandal that followed.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue