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Chief among his claims is that he introduced Mark McGwire to steroids in 1988 and that he often injected McGwire while they were teammates. According to Canseco, steroids and human growth hormones gave McGwire and Sammy Sosa (whose own usage was "so obvious, it was a joke") the strength, stamina, regenerative ability, and confidence they needed for a record-setting home run duel often credited with restoring baseball's popularity after the 1994 strike. Although he devotes a lot of ink to McGwire, Canseco envisions himself as a kind of Johnny Steroidseed, spreading the gospel of performance enhancement, naming a number of players that he either personally introduced to steroids or is relatively certain he can identify as fellow users. Because Canseco plays fast and loose with some of the facts of his own career he provides fodder for those looking to damage his credibility, but in many ways questions of public and personal perception are what raise the book beyond mere vitriolic tell-all. Those willing to heed his request and truly listen to what he has to say will find Juiced to be an occasionally insightful meditation on the workings of public perception and a consistently interesting character study. --Shane Farmer
I read this book ten years after it came out. I guess a lot of people thought that Jose Canseco was lying about the rampant use of steroids in baseball at the time the book was... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Johnny Heering
Bought this book for my husband and he loved it, easy read and entertaining! Now my son is reading it.Published 16 months ago by Suzy Shipe
Keep up with the others, juice of fall behind regardless of the consequences. The time is now not later. Make it or get released.
Despite coming off like it was written by a sixth grader Canseco's first book is fun and, as we now know, somewhat credible.
The writing here is my biggest complaint. Read more