Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery


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$27.95  $25.71
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
February 05, 2019
6.4 X 1.2 X 9.3 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Christie Aschwanden is an award-winning science journalist. She's cohost of the podcast Emerging Form, a contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, and Slate, and was previously lead science writer for FiveThirtyEight. A National Magazine Award finalist and former elite athlete, she lives in Colorado.


This authoritative, delightful, and much-needed book slices through the hype around athletic recovery, and will surely cement Christie Aschwanden's status as one of the world's top science writers. I laughed a lot, and learned even more.--Ed Yong, best-selling author of I Contain Multitudes
Christie Aschwanden's experience as both a journalist and a competitive athlete makes her uniquely well-qualified to write this book. The result is a skeptical and precise but also immensely enjoyable and relatable examination of the science of recovery. Even if you're not someone who regularly trains, you should read this book as a tour de force of great science journalism, shining a critical light onto a field that has historically been dominated by pseudoscientific and exaggerated claims.--Nate Silver, best-selling author of The Signal and the Noise
Deeply researched and artfully written...A must-read for all athletes, from the professional to the weekend warrior.--Michael Shermer
An intelligent and entertaining tour of fitness research for anyone who exercises, with clear advice on what actually works to aid recovery.--Julia Belluz
Absorbing...Aschwanden separates the facts from the hype in the realm of athletic recovery, dispensing welcome doses of common sense.--David Takami