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Tales from the Tiltboys Hardcover – July 1, 2005


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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for the Tiltboys "This book goes to show you how one group of guys that play poker together can go on to rule the world!"--Phil Hellmuth Jr.—Poker legend and author of Play Poker Like the Pros

"Getting near the Tiltboys is like falling into the orbit of a very bright, unstable star. Their cheerful message: quit your job, ignore the advice of your loved ones and go live forever on the Island of the Lost Boys. Read this book at your own peril."--Ira Glass—Host of public radio’s award-winning This American Life

"Thank you, Tiltboys! You’ve changed my life! It drives my girlfriend wild when I spank her with your new book Tales from the Tiltboys."--Chris "Jesus" Ferguson—2000 World Series of Poker Champion and Honorary Tiltboy

"If enough people buy this book, maybe I won’t have to pay Perry to be quiet during tournaments anymore."--Erik Seidel—Six-time WSOP bracelet winner

About the Author

Phil Gordon, expert poker analyst and co-host for Celebrity Poker Showdown, is a world-class poker player, adventure traveler, sports fan, and accomplished businessman
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing; 1st edition (July 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596701404
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596701403
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,230,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

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It is a really bad book.
Gabriel Torres
It's a very enjoyable and entertaining book.
E. Baker
I just finished this lovely book.
Stevan H. Goldman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel Torres on September 28, 2011
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It is a really bad book. Very confusing to follow, badly organized. The stories should be re-written so it would be easier for someone that is not part of the group to understand what the heck they are talking about. Maybe it is entertaining for the people involved, but for normal folks like me, it was a waste of time.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brian Farrelly on March 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I am sure this book would be very funny if you were a tiltboy or friend of the tiltboys. The tiltboys sound like a fun and smart bunch of people to hang around with. But I thought the book was a huge waste of time and money. The material in this book may be fit for a scrapbook or a home video but as a published work? No.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Baker on July 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I received the Titlboy book on Wednesday and finished it on Thursday. It's a very enjoyable and entertaining book. Anyone who has had fun at BARGE will have fun reading these tales. It will also appeal to non-BARGErs, as long as they like to have fun. Bible Beating Baptists (tm) may want to give it a pass. Although it talks about gambling, sex, cheating, lying, and drinking, it's really a book about friendship and life.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stevan H. Goldman on July 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I just finished this lovely book. This is a book about friendship and shared life experiences, woven around poker and roshambo and the circle game. Once you understand the concept of "tilt" as a form of currency in the game of life (to be earned, spent, loved, leveraged and traded) you will ADORE every word of this funny, imaginative, entirely entertaining book. Kudos to Kim Scheinberg the editor. She did an admirable job.

I smiled from the first page to the last. I laughed out loud - a lot. I identified with the camaraderie of people making and cherishing lifelong friendships. Anyone who has ever had a shared life experience with even one close friend will enjoy this book. It made me jealous - I wished I had been a Tiltboy. But, more than mere jealousy, I increased the value I put on my own friendships with every page I turned. I hated to reach the end.

Enjoy!
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