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Book Review

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Oct 01, 2010


Lost Vegas by Paul McGuire Book Reviews by Brendan Murray Anyone familiar with the writing of Paul “Dr. Pauly” McGuire will know that his scabrously honest and often hilarious take on poker — the business and the characters that populate it — is required reading for everyone who wants the truth. Or at least as close to the truth as one man can sail in an industry that simultaneously invites all comers to the never ending party while regularly shoveling thousands of charred and disfigured poker dreams into mass, unmarked graves. Through his myriad blogs covering poker, music, road trips, and bacon (!) this prolific writer from New York was a breath of fresh air in the poker world when he began live reporting at the World Series of Poker in 2005. Now the best of his acutely observed, darkly poignant tales of excess and everyday drudgery at the dark ...

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