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Bust: How I Gambled and Lost a Fortune, Brought Down a Bank--and Lived to Pay for It Hardcover – February 27, 2007
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Adam Resnick grew up in a typical middle-class Wisconsin household. From early childhood, he exhibited behavioral patterns that would later define and drive his gambling. Before his indictment in 2005, he had built a successful career as a health care entrepreneur. In January 2007, after pleading guilty to wire fraud, Resnick began a forty-two-month term in federal prison.
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This book is a MUST READ for anyone who loves stories about ordinary people that defy the odds of survival with the the mob, Las Vegas casinos, the government and various other nefarious characters chomping on your heels. I still can't imagine living this guys life for even one day. Wow. A+++. Outstanding book.
Bust is a good story and while the people are real, I would suggest that readers look at this as a piece of fiction -- really a tribute to the incredible hubris of a person who is addicted to the action. The books prose works at a quick clip, the stories are almost too cute and perfect for the subject.
Resnick is an addict and in the book you get the sense that he has mentally internalized his problem, yet psychically he has not. In that regard it is a somewhat tragic tale until you realize that may be exactly what Resnick wants you to think.
Recommended as a first person study of the destructive effect of addition and the fact that it is always there even when you recognize you have a problem.