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Shut Up and Deal (1998) [Novel]
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Shut Up and Deal is the story of a nontraditional '90s slacker, a dropout with an incurable obsession and incredible stamina, who makes a career in a profession where the only goals are to stay in action and to not go broke. In Shut Up and Deal, a professional poker player takes readers along on his adventures over several years in and out of casinos and card rooms in locales such as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Amsterdam.

Told in a catching, likeable voice, this story offers up one rip-roaring poker-table drama after another, with narrator Mickey ultimately finding himself in a spot that jeopardizes his entire bankroll and calls into question his morals, such as they are. In rhythmic, high-octane prose that is as addictive as the game it describes, Shut Up and Deal zooms in on the swirling, feverish microcosm of the contemporary poker world from its very first line and never cuts away.

Original title: Shut Up and Deal
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Shut Up and Deal

Shut Up and Deal (1998)
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Language: English

  • "A marvelous read, easily the best narrative I have ever read on poker. Through his characters, their language, astonishingly insightful and engrossing anecdotes, Jesse May has opened a window for the outside world to see, through a sunglass clearly, into the incredibly exciting, gut-wrenching, roller-coaster ride of the 'silver platter life on wheels' world of the modern professional poker player." Mickey Finn, European No Limit Hold'em Champion
  • "This book is quick and tough and stinks of the poker room, the casino, the hotel room, the lights that buzz all the time when you're trying to recover the two grand you lost last night. It's a gambler's book. Reading it is being there." Frederick Barthelme, author of Bob the Gambler
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Shut Up and Deal (1998)

ISBN: 0385489404

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