For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker (Paperback)
  • For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker (Paperback)

For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 03/03/2011
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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 . . .

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781847672933
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main

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 * *


* * 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 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 * *

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“A Fantastic Read”

Having seen Victoria on 'Only Connect' I was intrigued when I found this on the bookshelf and felt I had to read it, and I'm really glad I did.

As well as being a great insight into the world of poker... More

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First off I have to admit to not having any interest in gambling. But I've always enjoyed Victoria coren (Mitchell's) appearances on various shows. I like her sense of humour so when I spotted this I decided... More

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“Down the rabbit hole”

This book is as addictive as the game of poker. I read it every minute I could, but at the same time did not want to finish it. It was a delight to spend hours with Victoria Coren as she describes the weird and... More

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