Read 'Em and Weep: A Bedside Poker Companion

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HarperCollins, Mar 15, 2005 - Games - 256 pages
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Poker is much more than just a popular game. It is a world unto itself, populated with a multitude of colorful characters: professionals and amateurs, hustlers and dreamers. This royal flush of a collection brings together short stories, essays, poems, and excerpts from novels by a host of renowned writers -- from the Wild West to present day -- who have mined their personal experience of the game. Entertaining and enlightening, you'll want to ante up for Read 'Em and Weep.

With pieces by ...

Nelson Algren
Andy Bellin
Anthony Holden
Katy Lederer
James Thurber
Barbara Tuchman
Billy Collins
Pete Dexter
Martin Amis
David Mamet
Herbert O. Yardley
A. Alvarez

...And More

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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 companion

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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

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About the author (2005)

John Stravinsky is the author of five books and has written on sports for a number of publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, Billiards Digest, and Men's Journal. He lives in Long Island, New York.

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