For Richer, For Poorer : A Love Affair with Poker
Miserable at an elegant day school for girls, Victoria Coren finds an escape in the mysterious world of poker. Twenty years later, she has won a million dollars and forgotten to have children. What price adventure? This is a true story of happiness and heartbreak, smoke and mirrors, bright lights and shady characters. It is a memoir of friendship and belonging, love and loss. It might also teach you how to win a million . . .
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 129 x 198 x 21mm | 245g
- 03 Mar 2011
- Canongate Books Ltd
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A book so rich in detail, so full of laughter, that you feel as if the coolest member of your family has just let you in on a secret so delicious you will savour it for ever * * The Times * * Vivid . . . Unflinchingly honest . . . A compulsive read which may well leave you reaching for a pack of cards * * Elle * * Superb * * Guardian * * Fresh, funny and moving. Coren writes insightfully about love, obsession, depression and illness - and poker, obviously. This is a wonderful book, worthy of comparison with the best * * Literary Review * * [An] honest, funny, highly personal and nostalgic memoir about friendship and belonging * * Financial Times * * Absorbing * * Daily Telegraph * * Vicky Coren...is funny, beautiful, clever and writes like an angel. * * The Lady Magazine * * Not only the best book about poker you are ever likely to read, but an outstanding memoir, lucid and moving, at times laugh-out-loud funny, at times heartbreaking, never less than gripping and, quite simply, the best book I have read this year. -- Cary Gee * * Tribune * *
About Victoria Coren
Victoria Coren is a writer, broadcaster and poker player from London. She writes a topical column in The Observer, and this is her third book. She has presented Late Night Poker and The Poker Nations Cup on Channel 4 and series of general interest on BBC2, BBC Four and BBC Radio 4. Coren is a member of Team PokerStars Pro, with lifetime winnings of $1.5 million.