The Little Red Book of Gambling Wisdom (Little Books) (Hardcover)

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The Little Red Book of Gambling Wisdom (Little Books) (Hardcover)

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From Casablanca to The Hustler, from Moby Dick to How I Made $1,000,000 Playing Poker, these widely varied musings address the entire range of human emotion—the highs of excitement of the “juice” down to the depths of despair of losing. Covered here are gaming’s universality and history, superstition and luck, players and places, and also every game, from the lowliest back-alley crap shoot to the highest-stakes poker contest and everything in between.

You’ll find quotable phrases from luminaries like Plato and Tom Wolfe, along with the hard-scrabble advice of Minnesota Fats and Nick the Greek, and humor and pith from the likes of Woody Allen, Charles Bukowski, David Mamet, Groucho Marx, Hunter S. Thompson, and many, many more!
Paul Lyons is the author of two previous novels, Table Legs and Going for Broke, and editor of The Quotable Gambler, The Greatest Gambling Stories Ever Told, and Owen Chase's Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex. His work has appeared in American Literature, Studies in Modern Fiction, The Minnesota Review, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lyons grew up in New York City and is now an associate professor of English at the University of Hawaii.
Product Details ISBN: 9781616083922
ISBN-10: 1616083921
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: February 1st, 2012
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Little Books