The Doper Next Door: My Strange and Scandalous Year on Performance Enhancing Drugs

Andrew Tilin (Author)

Product Details

$15.95  $14.67
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
May 22, 2012
5.6 X 1.1 X 8.6 inches | 0.92 pounds

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About the Author

Andrew Tilin has written for many publications, including The New York Times, Wired, and Yoga Journal. He was a senior editor at Business 2.0 and Outside magazines, and is a contributing editor for Outside. He is the co-author, with Reed Timmer, of Into the Storm. He lives in Oakland, California.


Praise for The Doper Next Door

"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

"Andrew Tilin's story is as complex and challenging as the issue he tackles head on--the modern, and unfortunately ubiquitous, scourge of performance-enhancing drug use."
--Bill Strickland, editor-at-large of Bicycling magazine and author of Ten Points

"In The Doper Next Door, Andrew Tilin personally explores the astonishing powers and frightening side-effects of performance-enhancing drugs. The result is an eye-opening, eyebrow-raising, immensely troubling, and yet often hilariously funny sports memoir. In the tradition of George Plimpton, this is a sterling work of participatory journalism--a carefully reported and deeply experienced book that takes us behind the hot outrage of the headlines and into the very bloodstream of the modern sports world."
--Hampton Sides, editor-at-large Outside magazine and bestselling author of Hellhound On His Trail

"The Doper Next Door is a brain-enhancing drug of a book: harrowing, powerful, freaky, wondrous, and wise. I couldn't put it down."
--Daniel Coyle, bestselling author of Lance Armstrong's War and The Talent Code