• Title: Take Me to the River: A Wayward and Perilous Journey to the World Series of Poker
  • Author: Peter Alson
  • Released: 2007-09-18
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 304
  • ISBN: 0743288378
  • ISBN13: 978-0743288378
  • ASIN: 0743288378
Review "A bloody good read." - Poker Life


"[Alson's] transparent prose is ferociously honest and deceptively simple." -- Matthew Klam, author of Sam the Cat and Other Stories


"A compelling look inside the often tortured lives of professional gamblers." -- Mason Levinson, Bloomberg News


"Literary, smartly written." -- The Poker Gazette


"Alson is at his best in recounting pivotal hands from his tournament experiences. He expertly builds suspense while explaining how he observes his opponents for clues and calculates his chances of winning a hand." -- St. Petersburg Times


"Without question, one of the finest poker books ever written." -- James McManus, bestselling author of Positively Fifth Street


About the Author Peter Alson is the author of the highly acclaimed memoir Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie and coauthor of One of a Kind, a biography of the poker champion Stuey Ungar, and Atlas: From the Street to the Ring: A Son's Struggle to Become a Man. Alson's articles have appeared in many national magazines, including Esquire, Playboy, and The New York Times Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Alice, and their daughter Eden.

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