The BBC host and professional poker player delivers “a terrific poker book and a terrific memoir…engaging, lucid, and full of verve” (The Guardian, UK).
Author, columnist, and BBC show host Victoria Coren Mitchell has won and lost at poker all over the world, from Liverpool to Las Vegas, and from the Isle of Man to Monte Carlo. She began playing as a teenager “to make friends and meet boys,” but by the age of thirty-three she had won the million-dollar European championship and forgotten to have kids. Something had either gone very right or very wrong.
This is a true story of happiness and heartbreak, smoke and mirrors, bright lights and shady characters. It is a touching and very funny memoir of friendship and belonging, love and loss. It might also teach you how to win a million.
“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 savor it forever.”—The Times, UK
“Vivid … Unflinchingly honest … A compulsive read which may well leave you reaching for a pack of cards”—Elle