14.19 Michael Konik Becoming Bobby

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In Becoming Bobby, Michael Konik's debut novel, the best-selling author of three acclaimed gambling-story collections, including The Man with the $100,000 Breasts, brings his vast knowledge of the casino world--and the desperate and delusional characters who inhabit it--to the pages of a story that is by turns viciously funny and disturbingly provocative.

The dark chronicle of one man's cataclysmic descent into mid-life crisis, a contemporary Humbert Humbert, inspired by his TV hero, impulsively trades his middle-aged, cul de sac-of-an-existence for the fantasy life of a Vegas-style high roller. But when his luck runs out, the obsessive quest to "be like Bobby" brings some dark and twisted implications.

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A former professional sports gambler and gaming columnist, Michael Konik has served as expert commentator on more than 100 televised poker broadcasts and penned several highly acclaimed books on gambling, including Telling Lies and Getting Paid, The Smart Money, and one of the Wall Street Journal's "Five Best Gambling Books of All Time" -- The Man With the $100,000 Breasts. Konik's writing has appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines on every continent, including the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Sports Illustrated, and virtually every special-interest publication extant. He was the regular gambling columnist for Cigar Aficionado, where he earned the honorific "Dean of the World's Gambling Writers," and for more than 10 years he penned the golf column for the Delta Air Lines in-flight magazine, SKY. More recently Konik has turned his hand to fiction, with Becoming Bobby, Instructions for My Funeral, Making It, and Year 14.

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"Gambling merely serves as the canvas upon which Konik paints tales of the human condition." -- Detroit Free Press

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