The Body Shop by Paul Solotaroff Review and Giveaway


On The Back
In January of 1976, Paul Solotaroff went off to college as a skin-and-bones loner in platform heels and David Bowie mullet. When his father drove out to campus to bring him home at term’s end, Paul was 190 pounds of shrink-wrapped muscle, having discovered the alchemies of the campus weight room and the new miracle of steroids. It was the summer that disco swept New York, and the city, nearly bankrupt and besieged by crime, forgot its troubles in a riot of sex and dancing that cranked till four in the morning.
Paul quickly discovered that his ripped physique made the velvet ropes swing open- as if by magic- at the hottest nightclubs New York had to offer. And his biceps threatened to tear the sleeves of his Nik Nik shirts as he met willing young women on dance floors populated by Gotham’s elite.
My Thoughts

Let me start out by saying, when I read books it is usually in my car while I am waiting to pick up my daughter from school. This book The Body Shop had such an embarrassing cover that I had to take it off to feel comfortable reading it. I know that sounds silly but I am such a shy person and I thought , “What are these other mothers going to think of me when they see a topless muscle man on the cover of this book”. Especially because the book was not even close to being about what they probably thought it was about.

The Body Shop is about a boy ( the author) who is starting out the adventure of life. For the first time he is on his own to make decisions and fend for himself. As a college kid he does not want to be the picked on geeky guy so he starts to work out, pumping iron at the gym. He quickly realizes that his newly acquired muscles will get him much more in life than he had ever had before.

This book was a neat book some parts were very funny and other parts I could have done without. But all in all it was a good read. I guess had I lived in the 70’s or 80’s than maybe I could have related more to some of the story. I guess you can’t rewrite life and this is an autobiography so I am glad that the author told all!

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