David Epstein

David Epstein


author of RANGE (https://t.co/3lttEKGYnM). Been: @ProPublica, @SInow, author of The Sports Gene. Volunteer: @pattillmanfnd, @classroomchamps.

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As I've become more experienced as a writer, the proportion of edits that I easily accept has increased substantially. (I think partly from growing recognition that I need critical outside eyes.) Curious if that's the same for other writers...

I found @jselingo ’s book infuriating in important ways, because of his excellent reporting. Also, I must say, I didn’t expect to find admissions and the marketing history behind them so fascinating

This morning’s character Inspired by @WTUwLYNDABARRY ⁩ exercise to draw with both hands at the same time. Turns out to be much easier than it sounds if you don’t think too much and just go fast

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I was already braced (correctly it turns out) for many unsubscribes today. c'est la vie!

@handels  I think there's validity to that opinion! To begin complexifying it, some people have high testosterone but androgen insensitivity, so their body doesn't respond to it entirely, or at all.

This is a very short story and the ending will very sneak up on you.

@EdgeofSports  @mtgreeneeI  @Ocasio2018s  this a bad time to point out that she’s also missing an apostrophe in her pinned tweet? (“Babies lives matter”)

there's an article in @TheAtlantic  today that isn't THAT article but is fascinating and adapted from @chengela 's new book

If you haven’t read anything by @KieseLaymon ⁩ this @VanityFair ⁩ issue is a great chance to fix that

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Martin Luther King Jr. once got a C in public speaking. Have a nice weekend.

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ex-OregonProject runners and employees accuse Alberto Salazar of breaking drug rules

It’s real! ...so I’ll probably be tweeting on it somewhat regularly starting in a few weeks for a bit. It was ~150% as much work as the sports gene and I’m proud of the effort. I’ll aim to be mostly interesting and only a little annoying, but feel free to tell me how I’m doing!

100 adults take a sleep aid: 7 get better sleep, 17 have side effects, 76 get nothing.Pretty typical for medications

4-yr sanction. Arbitration panel determined that Salazar: 1) Administered a prohibited method 2) Tampered and/or attempted to tamper with NOP athletes’ doping control process 3) Trafficked and/or attempted trafficking of testosterone.

revived my newsletter. Quote of the week is from a 2007 paper: "The presence of a large reservoir of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats, together with the culture of eating exotic mammals is a time bomb."

according to The Accountant's Story, by Pablo Escobar's brother and accountant, it took $2,500 a month to buy enough rubber bands to hold together the incoming cash

reporting souvenir: how to cycle steroids to skirt testing, given to some US Olympians in '84 (cc @DrMJoyner )

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