Poker As Life: 101 Lessons From The World's Greatest Game (Esquire Books (Hearst))
The rules of poker are a lot like life--and who better to deal the winning hand than a dedicated player who has learned many of life's most important lessons at the poker table?Poker's the rage, thanks to televised tournaments and Internet show-downs, but Esquire has always been a few steps ahead of the curve. And in Mr. Schreiber, Esquire has found the right guy--a major player in cutting-edge th...
Series: Esquire Books (Hearst)
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Hearst; English Language edition (May 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 7.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 4309069
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“This gem of a book satisfies all the criteria for a perfect read; it's short (231 pages, not including the index), concise (101 two to three page lessons, instructive without being verbose, succinct, observant,and accurate.Poker IS Life and Life IS ...”
ory and real-world experience--to write the book on Poker As Life.Where else but at the poker table can you discover all in one place the principles of finance (money management, risk and reward); mathematics (probability and odds); sociology (getting along with disparate , sometimes odious, personalities for the good of the game); literature (playing by the book); and, above all, psychology (in which the perceptive, intuitive, and observant student of human nature will usually be materially rewarded). Poker As Life is a primer for success. If you lie but never cheat, play the hand you're dealt, and make your own luck, then you'll never go bust.As a bonus, there are dozens of entertaining and edifying life lessons provided by poker pros and other famous folk."Guessers are losers"--Amarillo Slim"I stayed up all night playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died."--Steven Wright"In the long run there's no luck in poker, but the short run is longer than most people know."--Rick Bennet"Nobody can forsee what will please the critics. Every artistic activity is, and always will be, a poker game."--Marlene DietrichLee Scheiber supported himself through college via his poker wiles. He's played every variation extant (he even invented a few) at every stakes level, from penny-ante to no-limit. In his only tournament experience, he outlasted world champion Scotty Nguyen, an account he chronicled for Fortune Small Business, one of numerous publications in which he's shared his poker-related wit and wisdom.