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A Friendly Game of Poker: 52 Takes on the Neighborhood Game

Austen, Jake

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ISBN 10: 1556525125 / ISBN 13: 9781556525124
Published by Independent Pub Group
Used Condition: Like New Soft cover
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Title: A Friendly Game of Poker: 52 Takes on the ...

Publisher: Independent Pub Group

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Like New

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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.

About the Author:

Jake Austen edits Roctober Comics and Music magazine and produces the cable access dance show Chic-A-Go-Go. His work has appeared in The Cartoon Music Book, Nickelodeon Magazine, Playboy, Spice Capades: The Spice Girls Comic Book, Bogus Dead, and Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth. Ira Glass is the host and producer of This American Life on WBEZ, Chicago's NPR affiliate.

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