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!