Read 'Em and Weep: A Bedside Poker Companion
More than 50 million Americans play poker. But poker is much more than a popular game. It is a world unto itself, populated by a multitude of colorful characters -- professionals and amateurs, hustlers and dreamers.
From the rich field of all the writers who have ever loved the game, editor John Stravinsky has gathered thirty-nine best-of-breed short stories, essays, excerpts from novels, and poems: Mark Twain, John Updike, James Thurber, Nelson Algren, Martin Amis, and Billy Collins are among the winning hand of renowned writers in this collection who have mined their personal experiences at the poker table.
Entertaining, enlightening, and essential, Read 'Em and Weep is a stacked deck of pure poker-reading pleasure.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElnEm - LibraryThing
This is a very wide reaching collection of poker literature. Incorporating drama, poetry, fiction, biography, other historical and contemporary non-fiction accounts this work is entertaining as a ... Read full review
Read 'em and weep: a bedside poker companionUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
It is estimated that over 50 million people in the United States play poker, and this collection of short stories, poems, articles, and book excerpts is aimed at the readers among them. Edited by ... Read full review