Is it Christmas Yet?


I really really want this.

Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (Random House, 2003)
by Katherine Lederer

One woman's autobiographical account of how her intellectual family turned into professional gamblers.

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The publishers say “An unflinching exploration of trust and betrayal, competition, suspicion, and unconventional familial love, Poker Face is a testament to the human spirit’s inventiveness when faced with unusually difficult odds.”

This is fantastic research (and fun reading) for my own gambling stories. When I do my book, I’ll get her to write the intro.

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And yes, for all you wise cracks, I could probably call the publisher and get a review copy. But I’m up to my eyeballs in work and can’t promise I’d follow through on it. Hey, I should see if they have it in books on tape, it’d be perfect for the sand tour.