Cult Sport Books: Weightlifting

'Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder'
by Samuel W. Fussell

Son of a renowned writer and a legendary American scholar, Samuel W. Fussell was raised to revere the life of the mind, not the body. But after a top-drawer education, Fussell rebelled by moving to California and becoming a serious competitive bodybuilder. Easily the best memoir ever written about weight training, steroids and all.