Steroid use has cast a shadow over sport accomplishments. This book covers the history, peer pressure, perceived advantages, and deleterious effects of such usage, and, more importantly, emphasizes how to succeed without steroids by following nutritional principles and proper training techniques. The chapters on diet and nutrition have pertinency for any person desiring a healthy lifestyle. The information on steroids is equally powerful, with comprehensive coverage in understandable language. This is not a how-to exercise book, but the outlined principles and guidelines, oriented but not limited to bodybuilding and weightlifting, are accurate. The title of the book is slightly misleading, as only steroids and the human growth hormone are covered. This is an important addition to sports collections.-- Kenneth Tillman, Trenton State Coll., N.J.