“Morphed provides a fast, fun read on an important topic. The story takes us a mere a pedal stroke away from the first DNA altered cyclist. Shapiro has captured the essence of the locker room do what it takes to win attitude and its danger to aspiring teen-aged athletes. Genetic doping—a likely next step in performance enhancement—amps up the health issues for all of us. It pits parents against the enticement of idol athletes and may offer all of us a dip in the proverbial fountain of youth.”
—Eric Heiden, MD, won an unprecedented five Olympic Gold medals in speedskating, competed in cycling’s Tour de France, is a Coauthor of “Faster, Better, Stronger”, and currently practices orthopedics and sports medicine in Park City, UT.
“Morphed tells a riveting story of the doping dilemma in professional sports. It renders an accurate portrayal of the questions those of us guiding major leaguers ask every day. Where is the next frontier, how do we know whether our athletes are competing on an even playing field —and do our fans really want to see what competition looks like without artificial performance enhancement in the equation? This novel leads to a closer look at our obsession with winning in every facet of our lives. You will finish this book more informed, entertained and asking questions that need to be examined.”
—Mark Shapiro, President, Cleveland Indians
“I’m taking Morphed to my book club.”
—Charlene Zeiky, Financial planner