My New Book: A Rubber Band Story and Other Poker Tales

This was a fun book to write. I hope you enjoy it too. So far all of the Amazon reviewers did. You can see what they said here:

Here’s a paragraph about what it’s about, written by my partner on this project, Anna Paradox:

A Rubber Band Story and Other Poker Tales collects the best articles, blogs, and stories from Tommy Angelo’s last 12 years of writing and showcases them with eighteen new introductions and afterwords. Here you’ll find poker war stories from his years as a pro, poker fiction, ruminations on poker rules, and more – including a strong selection of articles on tilt, the author’s signature topic. The new commentaries, found only in this volume, take you behind the curtain on Angelo’s history and writing process. New readers will appreciate the humor and fresh perspective on poker, and existing fans will enjoy the exclusive commentaries as well as having a convenient collection of Angelo’s most popular material.

And here is an excerpt, from the introduction to the Alex Stories section:

I met Alex Roberts at a poker table. He was wearing a Michigan hat. I was wearing an Ohio State hat. Even though we were playing in the same $20-40 game almost every day, and even though we were practically the only two white guys in the room, we didn’t speak to each for months. Because of the hats. I wore my OSU hat because I had just moved from Ohio and I was scared of big bad California and I was desperate to hold onto the identity I was leaving behind. Alex wore a Michigan hat because, hell, I don’t know. Maybe he flunked out of there or something, or maybe he just liked looking stupid.

See you inside!


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  • Amaryllis Posted July 17, 2011 8:09 pm

    Any plans for an audiobook version?

  • Tommy Angelo Posted July 18, 2011 8:05 am

    “Any plans for an audiobook version?”

    Not yet. Down the road I hope to do an audio version of Elements of Poker and Poker Tales. I’m thinking about bringing in various poker peoples to read various parts. For example, maybe some famous tilter would like to read the EOP section on tilt!

    Thanks for asking. It’s definitely on the project queue, but pretty far down.


  • Blythe Haverstock Posted July 19, 2011 10:31 am

    Where is best for a new player getting started in online poker?

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