My Dirty Little Secrets - Steroids, Alcohol & God: The Tony Mandarich Story (Reflections of America)


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Photo: Offensive lineman Tony Mandarich, who was out of football for five years, is trying to give the Indianapolis Colts depth this season. (Steve Healy/The Indianapolis Star News)

My Dirty Little Secrets: Steroids, Alcohol, and God is a memoir written by Tony Mandarich about his incredible football career in which he held many secrets. Throughout his football career he hid his steroid use, and addiction to alcohol and painkillers. It is suitable for anyone who is a sports fan of football or any sport in general, nonprofessional athletes who are trying to accomplish goals and go further in life, and anyone between the ages of 15 and 40 that are struggling with drug addiction. Tony Mandarich wrote this book to illustrate to younger aspiring athletes that through dedication and commitment, the right attitude, and being strong willed you can accomplish all of your dreams. It shows that drug and alcohol addiction can change a person. It can change the way a person thinks, acts, feels, and looks, and therefore can take over your whole life to the point where you become someone you do not even recognize anymore.

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