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Read 'Em and Weep A Bedside Poker Companion

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ISBN-10: 0060559586

ISBN-13: 9780060559588

Edition: 2004

Authors: John Stravinsky

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More than 50 million Americans play poker. But poker is much more than a popular game. It is a world unto itself, populated by a multitude of colorful characters -- professionals and amateurs, hustlers and dreamers. From the rich field of all the writers who have ever loved the game, editor John Stravinsky has gathered thirty-nine best-of-breed short stories, essays, excerpts from novels, and poems: Mark Twain, John Updike, James Thurber, Nelson Algren, Martin Amis, and Billy Collins are among the winning hand of renowned writers in this collection who have mined their personal experiences at the poker table. Entertaining, enlightening, and essential, Read 'Em and Weep is a stacked…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/2/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
from The Man with the Golden Arm
"Chan Is Bluffing (We Think)"
"Money: The Language of Poker" from Poker: Bets, Bluffs, and Bad Beats
"Poker Night" from Visiting Mrs. Nabokov (and Other Excursions)
"Tells" from Poker Nation
"Frauds in Playing and Poker Sharps" from The Complete Poker Player
"Pug Pearson" from Fast Company
"Four Men and a Poker Game, or Too Much Luck Is Bad Luck"
"The Toughest Poker Player in the World"
from Counsel to the President
"Silver Dollars"
"A Poker Game"
"How Not to Play Poker"
from Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi
from Deadwood
"The Woman with Five Hearts"
from The Gentlemen's Handbook on Poker
"A Disreputable Family Holiday in Las Vegas"
from Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Poker Players
from Dragoon Campaigns to the Rocky Mountains
from Big Deal
from From Here to Eternity
from Telling Lies and Getting Paid
"Poker's Promise"
"A Girlhood Among Gamblers" from Poker Face
"No Game for a Woman"
"Let's Get Rid of the Ribbon Clerks"
from "Black Magic"
"The Things Poker Teaches"
from Dealer's Choice
"Straight Flush"
from Shut Up and Deal
from "Lowball in a Time Capsule"
"Everything Is Wild"
"A Game, Gentlemen, a Game ..."
"The Professor's Yarn" from Life on the Mississippi
"Poker Night"
from Poker, How to Play It
from The Education of a Poker Player
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