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Peter Alson, author of the new poker novel The Only Way to Play It and coauthor of a Stu Ungar biography, joins us to discuss The Mayfair Club, poker in fiction, writing about poker for a general audience, working for a bookie, and more. Peter recommends buying from Bookshop.org.
Douglas Stewart was our guest on Episode 237.
Other novels mentioned were The Man with the Golden Arm, Shut Up and Deal, and King of a Small World.
35:35 Peter Alson
Peter Alson is the author of Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie and coauthor of One of a Kind, a biography of the poker champion Stuey Ungar, and Atlas: From the Street to the Ring: A Son’s Struggle to Become a Man. Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Alice, and their daughter Eden.