Books

Books by Mark Johnson

Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports

Spitting in the Soup investigates the deep tradition of athletes turning to drugs to go faster, longer, and higher. From pro cycling to the NFL, Major League Baseball to track and field, we analyze why elite and amateur athletes have always turned to pharmaceuticals. The book also explores why, in a society that encourages the wholesale use of performance enhancing drugs like Viagra and the amphetamine Adderall, it is so difficult to change athletes’ chemical ways.

Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sport by Mark Johnson book cover

Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports (VeloPress, 2016)  Press coverage and chapter excerpts

Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life

Mark Johnson spent the entire 2011 pro cycling year traveling with the Garmin pro cycling team. In words and full color photos, Argyle Armada takes readers along from early season training camps in Girona, Spain to victories at Paris-Roubaix and the Tour de France and all the way to fall racing in Quebec, Canada. Along the way you’ll learn why it is so hard to finance a pro cycling team, why riders don’t form a union, and what it takes to be a pro cyclist.

Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life, by Mark Johnson
Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life (VeloPress, 2012)

The Art of Spanish Guitar: A Method by Celino Romero

We photographed this book for internationally renown classical guitarist Celino Romero. 
The Art of Spanish Guitar by Celino Romero with photography by Mark Johnson

The Art of Spanish Guitar: A Method by Celino Romero (Amsco, 2007)