Scientific American has a special place in my heart, because it was there, in 2003, that I placed my very first freelance piece, about secret ingredients in pesticides that are hidden from the public. Naturally, I was pretty excited to have SciAm choose my book as one of its recommended reads for August. The magazine determined that I am “well equipped to explain the complexities of the ‘sports gene’ search.” I think the subtext is that, while I attempted to make complex science understandable, I also didn’t try to simplify it so much as to make the conclusions inaccurate. That’s the tightrope that science writers walk, and I’m honored that a publication like Scientific American thinks I managed to stay on the rope. You can read the review here.