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Publisher Comments:

At the age of 17, David McCumber was stricken with "road fever" that irresistible call to the itinerant life of a professional gambler. Twenty-two years later, he got the chance to follow that dream-not as a player but as the "stakehorse" (financial backer) for Tony Annigoni, a non-smoking, macrobiotic-eating "Renaissance Pool Hustler," student of Eastern religion, and master of the pure green-felt poetry of the dead stroke." With $27,000 in David's pocket they took off together on an astonishing four-month odyssey across America-traveling from seedy, hole-in-the-wall billiard parlors to high-class snooker rooms to high-tension pro tourneys, from Seattle to Miami and back again-exploring a shady twilight subculture and uniquely American mythos, in search of serious money, local glory...and the perfect hustle.

Synopsis:

Award-winning author David McCumber reveals the unknown world of the pool hustler as he travels across the country with one of America's top players, Tony Annigoni. From elegant snookers clubs to high-pressure tournaments to chancy dives, this wise-cracking and occasionally hair-raising road trip explores a distinctive American subculture.

About the Author

David McCumber is an award-winning journalist, a former assistant managing editor at the San Francisco Examiner, and the founding editor and publisher of Big Sky Journal. He has worked for more than twenty years as a writer and editor at newspapers and magazines across the American West. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380729234
Author:
McCumber, David
Publisher:
It Books
Author:
McCumber, David
Author:
by David McCumber
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Pool & Billiards
Subject:
Pool (Game)
Subject:
Billiards
Subject:
Bodybuilding & Weight Training
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Billiard players -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Billiard players
Subject:
Pool, Billiards, Snooker
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Annigoni, Tony
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19970401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 27 in 11.2 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Award-winning author David McCumber reveals the unknown world of the pool hustler as he travels across the country with one of America's top players, Tony Annigoni. From elegant snookers clubs to high-pressure tournaments to chancy dives, this wise-cracking and occasionally hair-raising road trip explores a distinctive American subculture.
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