By Arnie Wexler
Arnie Wexler's lifestyles as a gambler begun at the streets of Brooklyn, big apple, flipping playing cards, capturing marbles, and enjoying pinball machines. At age fourteen he discovered the racetrack, a bookie, and commenced taking part in the inventory industry. His obsession with playing sped up until eventually a fateful day in 1968 whilst all of it got here crashing down.
Wexler's gripping narrative leads us in the course of the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world—chasing the massive win and arising with empty pockets—and how his habit drove him and his spouse, Sheila, to the sting of lifestyles. With support, they controlled to flee, and jointly they've got committed themselves to aiding others with the matter they recognize so well.
Arnie Wexler is a professional Compulsive playing Counselor and runs a countrywide hotline for compulsive gamblers. He used to be the administrative director of the Council on Compulsive playing of latest Jersey and the senior vp of nationwide Council on challenge playing. He has seemed on various radio and tv courses, together with Nightline, the at the present time express, strong Morning the United States, within variation, forty eight Hours, and Crossfire, between others.
Steve Jacobson was once a activities reporter and columnist for Newsday for greater than 40 years with an exceptional curiosity in all facets of activities. He co-authored a few books with amazing activities personalities. He used to be named through linked Press one of the most sensible activities columnists and two times used to be nominated via Newsday for the Pulitzer Prize.
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Successful people might be thought to have accomplished this elusive goal — and successful philosophers, that is, people who have re¬ flected on what makes for success, might have more to offer than most. " Their lives have no real narrative line. Yet such a line is precisely what biographers try to establish. A biography has a beginning, middle, and end; and it usually at¬ tempts to make sense of, or give reasons for, events that may simply have followed one another without being connected in any way.
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All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction by Arnie Wexler