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Fantastic book. I first read it in an undergraduate literature course. I've reread it since. My fat ass brother read it and it changed his life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe Fan
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What I have to offer is brief. Fussell's writing is so clear and concise in characters and situations that his jokes... Read more
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 6 months 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 10 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 11 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 13 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 14 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 22 months ago by Christopher D. Long