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A thoroughly entertaining, well-written journey into the extreme world of the bodybuilder. This book is a "must read" for anyone who is involved or interested in the art of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Casimbo
The book is timeless! An awesome find. Nothing like it. Highly recommend reading it if you want to know the nuts and lots of bodybuilding.Published 5 months ago by Elena
Sam made a mistake in believing that a physical transformation could change him from a fearful New York city resident into a fearless hulk. Read morePublished 6 months ago by George E Kline
I read this years ago but the story always stuck with me. As a lifelong gym rat I rarely worked out at the hardcore clubs Mr. Fussell did but I know the mentality. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Emerson Shiff
This, long out of print book, provides one of the best insights into the realities of bodybuilding, both the good and the bad. Read morePublished 9 months ago by MedProfessor
A biography covering the journey of Sam Fussell from underweight literary professional to a post-Pumping Iron juiced-up bodybuilder. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Christopher D. Long
I originally heard of this book while reading Mark Simpson's "Male Impersonators: Men Performing Masculinity. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by Gregory M Hermantin
This is a fanatastic book. Like Michael Lewis' "Liar's Poker," it tells of the intellectual author's experience in a macho sub-culture that he grows to disdain, and is intended to... Read morePublished on May 25, 2012 by M. Jensen
This book, although slightly fictionalized and exaggerated, is based on one man's experience with the bodybuilding scene during the mid 80's. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by Steve K.