Muscle by Jon Hotten
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By Jon Hotten


A Writer's Trip Through a Sport with No Boundaries

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Muscle by Jon Hotten

Book Description

Bodybuilding is the wildest, wierdest sport in the world, but it's more than just a sport. It's a whole way of life for the supermen who scale its Olympian heights. Muscle is a journey through a land of giants, men for whom life is given meaning by the pursuit of the perfect pec and who worship at the shrine of Schwartzenegger. Jon Hotten has a 40-inch chest and 12-inch arms. Undaunted, he fights his unpromising genetics to hitch up with the bodybuilding circus, hanging out with the stars and legends, the casualties, gym rats and iron junkies. As his forbidding subjects open up, he discovers a story of unregulated excess, chemical mayhem and hard-won glory, a story for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror and wanted more...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224069670
ISBN-10: 0224069675
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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My Life and the Beautiful Music by Jon Hotten My Life and the Beautiful Music, Paperback (June 2015)

Los Angeles, 1988. In a summer of hedonism, everyone wants their share. On Sunset Strip, undiscovered bands dream of emulating their heroes: Motley Crue, Van Halen, Poison and all the other chancers who got lucky... Above them in the canyons, the city's privileged youth already live like rock stars.

Years of the Locust by Jon Hotten Years of the Locust, Paperback (March 2009)

It would be impossible to invent a man like Rick Parker, a freakishly fat ginger-haired giant who modelled his personal style on Elvis Presley and wanted to become the next Don King. This title tells the story of two men who never should have met, and when they did, one killed the other.

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Author Biography - Jon Hotten

John Hotten is the author of Unlicensed: Random Notes from Boxing's Underbelly and The Years of the Locust: A True Story of Murder, Money and Mayhem in the Last Age of Boxing, which was longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. A former editor of Kerrang!, he has written for the Guardian, the Sunday Times, Esquire and Punch.

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