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  • Written by Richard Poplak
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Braking Bad

Chasing Lance Armstrong and the Cancer of Corruption

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On Sale: June 11, 2013
Pages: 64 | ISBN: 978-0-385-68082-0
Published by : Doubleday Canada Doubleday CAN Titles
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The story of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong isn’t just about the greatest doping conspiracy in sports history—it's about the nature of corruption, whether in athletics, business, politics or society at large.
 
Blending memoir that recounts his own family’s struggles with cancer and reportage from Europe's elite racing circuit (including access to riders such as Carlos Sastre and Ryder Hesjedel), journalist Richard Poplak draws out the parallels between the elaborate, cult-like regime constructed around Armstrong and the sort of corruption he's witnessed first-hand in the developing world.
 
This book is not a definitive account of the Lance Armstrong era. It does not divulge any new information on his many years as a doper and cyclist. Rather, Braking Bad is an incisive, eloquent, and thought-provoking meditation on the most human of foibles, corruption, and how it preys so auspiciously on the most human of virtues, idealism and hope.

Richard Poplak

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Richard Poplak is an award-winning author, journalist and graphic novelist. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and trained as a filmmaker and fine artist at Montreal’s Concordia University. Now, Richard can be found learning to play polo, chasing Big Game in Africa, investigating German sub-sub cultures in Namibia, eating at TGI Fridays in the Middle East, bowling in Kazakhstan, or racing Mercedes sports sedans in Russia.

His first book was the highly acclaimed Ja, No, Man: Growing Up White in Apartheid-Era South Africa (Penguin, 2007); his follow-up, entitled The Sheikh’s Batmobile: In Pursuit of American Pop-Culture in the Muslim World (Soft Skull, 2010), is out now. Richard has also written the experimental journalistic graphic novel Kenk: A Graphic Portrait (Pop Sandbox, 2010). He is currently co-authoring a book about a rising Africa with journalist Kevin Bloom, called Whiteout: An Investigative Journey into Africa 3.0.


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