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Read 'Em and Weep: A Bedside Poker Companion Paperback – March 15, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
This covers subjects from the wild west river boat gambling to the current modern day of world series of poker.So give this book a try and possibly expose yourself to some different authors or refamilarize yourself with some of the old poker authors.
Read 'Em and Weep is a collection of essays, short stories, book excerpts and (of all unlikely things) poems dealing with the eternally interesting world of the game. Many of the tales focus on the fast-paced newish game called Hold 'Em. But most of the contributions (from authors such as Mark Twain, Maugham, and Thurber) deal with the traditional more gentlemanly games from a bygone poker era. It's a good melding of the two worlds, past and present.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great collection of poker stories by such great writers as Al Alvarez, Martin Amis, David Mamet, Somerset Maugham, John Updike, Mark Twain, James Thurber and many others. Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by One Tough Customer