Read 'Em and Weep: A Bedside Poker Companion (Paperback)

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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

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“Varied and well-balanced.”
Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060559595
ISBN-10: 0060559594
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: March 15th, 2005
Pages: 256
Language: English