A Friendly Game of Poker

A Friendly Game of Poker

52 Takes on the Neighborhood Game

Book - 2003
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Essays by a diverse group of writers capture the joys, regrets, friendships, philosophies, and adventures experienced through neighborhood poker. This collection of 52 original pieces features a section of practical and impractical tips for home poker games and a cornucopia of fascinating facts about poker paintings, poker movies, poker books, and other poker-themed masterpieces of popular culture. An interview with Edie Adams demonstrates Ernie Kovacs's poker obsession; Nick Tosches reveals Lester Bangs as a sucker; Chris Ware illustrates Bert Williams's "Darktown Poker Club"; Bill Zehme discusses Johnny Carson's celebrity poker game; and Neal Pollack discloses how his grandfather brutally introduced him to the game. With far more humor and clarity than a formal poker guide, these essays encapsulate the experience of spending a long evening drinking beer and playing pasteboards.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781556525124
1556525125
Branch Call Number: 795.4 FRIENDLY
Characteristics: xix, 252 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Austen, Jake

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