When Haruki Murakami runs, he contemplates his next best seller, not his sore quads. The Japanese novelist and marathoner brilliantly meditates on writing and jogging in What I Talk about When I Talk about Running.
Jose Canseco didn't take steroids for riches and fame. He was keeping a deathbed promise to his mother to be a great ballplayer! Alas, Vindicated lacks in juicier revelations, so it's like the author's muscles: full of hot air.