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.




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.

Feeling generous? Send it on over…
Travelers’ Tales
330 Townsend Street, Suite 208
San Francisco, CA 94107

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.