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The Doper Next Door: My Strange and Scandalous Year on Performance-Enhancing Drugs Hardcover – June 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Counterpoint; F First Edition edition (June 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582437157
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582437156
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #769,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Tilin [enters] the shady world of the "anti-aging" industry, populated with past-their-prime jocks and fading beauties, "Dr. Iffys," hucksters, and much confusing and contradictory information on the effects, positive and dangerous, of rubbing testosterone cream on one's private parts and injecting other drugs in search of better performance on the road, in bed and in the mirror. Tilin is an engaging writer, and even though he wades into an arena ripe for mockery, he provides mostly gentle portrayals of the people he meets during his testosterone-boosted year." —San Francisco Chronicle

“A good book—timely, engaging, honest and well-researched . . . it raises excellent ethical questions about hormone replacement, supplementation, anti-aging and drug abuse." — Peter Brown Hoffmeister, author of The End of Boys

"Timely, engaging, honest, and well-researched." —The Huffington Post

"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

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I'm happy I bought it and read it, just not for the reasons I expected to.
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Andrew's story is a ride of its own- beautiful, challenging,and ultimately one in which life's journey is enhanced by.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence A Hamilton on June 12, 2011
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Imagine it is possible to perpetuate the energy levels and physical appearance of your twenties for, well, who knows how long? If someone recommended a drug regime and claimed it would do this without serious side effects, yet others warned that this was far from the case, what would you ask yourself? Tilin's well-written book takes us through his own trip, attracted by the promise, anxious about the competing issues, information and implications. Tilin is a keen amateur cyclist, and this provides an objective marker of his increasing athleticism, which provokes pleasure and guilt in pretty even measures. His courage to pursue his curiosity, respect for fairness, and love for friends, and above all his family shine through the book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD on July 10, 2011
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Our bodies are not like a fine cabernet - as we age, we make less and less of the hormonal juice that makes us vital. For men, top of that list is testosterone. I'm a hormone specialist and rarely find a writer who makes the science of hormones, as well as the ordinary daily decisions of whether to augment what our aging body produces, so accessible yet robust. Andrew Tilin has done that, my friends. From his honest portrayal of life as a 40-something in a nuclear family with financial and sexual challenges, to his colorful cast of characters, Tilin makes the year of testosterone augmentation provocative and fun. I couldn't put it down. Biochemistry is not usually sexy, yet Tilin gets the science right - not merely intelligible but thrilling and hilarious. Just reading his book, and laughing out loud will balance your hormones. Tilin's voice and debate about whether to augment, and continue to augment, is pitch-perfect. I give Doper Next Store my highest recommendation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve on December 1, 2011
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I loved this book. I thought it would be mostly about amateur bike racing, but it's really for any middle-age guy/father facing a decline in his athletic ability and overall energy. A funny, very engaging read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By convivo on June 7, 2011
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Andrew Tilin tackles a very challenging subject and opens up his life to share what starts as curiosity and winds up being his own version of a mid-life crisis. He starts out with a compelling concept: explore the role and impact of performance enhancing drugs on amateur athletes. When he can't find a subject, he decides to make himself the subject and brings to life both the thrills and serious challenges of doping, not least of which is how to look yourself in the mirror. It is both well-written and painfully honest, a much more interesting account than had he chronicled someone else's experience. For this east bay cyclist it was even more fun as he describes the beautiful rides I know and love. I couldn't put it down.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By toph on January 13, 2012
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I was expecting details of the writers baseline performance versus doped up performance on the bike. As a life long cyclist and fan of cycling I have often wondered what a doper gains in terms of performance. Of the some 350 or so pages, the writer mentions his cycling training and or racing for approximately 15-20 of those 350 total pages. The writer had the opportunity to note these performance changes as he discusses his power meter and what it does but in my opinion missed the mark. Instead he discusses at length the anti-aging business and his own insecurities. Just not what I expected.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bozo on September 14, 2011
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I couldn't put this book down. No matter what your views on doping are, Andrew Tilin's writing will grab you from the first page. Be prepared for an introspective, no-holds-barred exploration of the interpersonal ramifications of his decision to become a human guinea pig, all written with wry self-criticism and large doses of Tilin's ever-present wit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Spell VINE VOICE on August 11, 2011
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This is an excellent book by an Outside Magazine writer wanting to know more about the trend of ordinary citizens taking testosterone and other drugs such as HGH and whether they can positively alter the life of the patient. As an avid cyclist with a coach who he does not tell of this experiment, it provides a performance measurement capability. But what really separates this book is his description of his family life with two small children and a wife and how it alters those relationships both positively and negatively. I cycle also as a hobby and it was interesting to hear his description of performance differential. There is also a life altering family event that challenges the author, family and reader as a critical decision is made.

Overall, this is a very well written, thoroughly researched book examining a somewhat hidden subject and I strongly recommend it for weekend warriors, readers in their upper 30s to 60s, and others with interest in athletics. Does it enhance performance and sex life? Well, I let you read and decide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rider on August 5, 2013
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I really wanted to like this book. It was an interesting premise that is painfully stretched to fill an entire book.
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