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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bought this book for my husband and he loved it, easy read and entertaining! Now my son is reading it.Published 6 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
Really would recommend this work for those looking to really dive deep into the subject of steroids in baseball. A really good read.Published 9 months ago by ChisenOne
Good book, I was entertained... The only issue I had was the seller said it was a used book in very good condition, however, it came dirty and stained with no dust cover... Read morePublished 10 months ago by James
Jose Canseco is for sure a complainer, snitch, and cheater, but he is an interesting person and this book to me was 100% entertaining to read. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Alex
This is a quick and easy read, especially for baseball fans. A little on the pretentious side, but that was to be expected.Published 15 months ago by Beth Meyer