Saturday, June 26, 2010

Giveaway-The Body Shop by Paul Solotaroff

As a scrawny college freshman in the mid-1970s, just before Arnold Schwarzenegger became a hero to boys everywhere and Pumping Iron became a cult hit, Paul Solotaroff discovered weights and steroids. In a matter of months, he grew from a dorky beanpole into a hulking behemoth, showing off his rock hard muscles first on the streets of New York City and then alongside his colorful gym-rat friends in strip clubs and in the homes of the gotham elite. It was a swinging time, when "Would you like to dance?" turned into "Your place or mine?" and the guys with the muscles had all the ladies--until their bodies, like Solotaroff''s, completely shut down.

But this isn't the gloom-and-doom addiction one might expect--Solotaroff looks back at even his lowest points with a wicked sense of humor, and he sends up the disco era and its excess with all the kaleidoscopic detail of Boogie Nights or Saturday Night Fever.

Written with candor and sarcasm, THE BODY SHOP is a memoir with all the elements of great fiction and dazzlingly displays Paul Solotaroff's celebrated writing talent.

I have three copies of this book to giveaway. Please leave a comment below to enter and this is open to USA and Canada. Winners will be chosen on July 14.


  1. I would love to read The Body Shop :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  2. This sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

  3. This should be an interesting read. Thanks!


  4. i'm interested in this book...thanks for the chance to read it :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  5. This sounds like it might be entertaining.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  6. First thing I thought of when I read the title was the body shop store. I'm such a female.
    This looks like a great read.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  7. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net