By Arnie Wexler
Arnie Wexler's lifestyles as a gambler begun at the streets of Brooklyn, long island, flipping playing cards, taking pictures marbles, and taking part in pinball machines. At age fourteen he came across the racetrack, a bookie, and commenced taking part in the inventory marketplace. His obsession with playing speeded up until eventually a fateful day in 1968 whilst all of it got here crashing down.
Wexler's gripping narrative leads us in the course of the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world—chasing the large win and bobbing up with empty pockets—and how his dependancy drove him and his spouse, Sheila, to the sting of existence. With aid, they controlled to flee, and jointly they've got committed themselves to aiding others with the matter they comprehend so well.
Arnie Wexler is a qualified Compulsive playing Counselor and runs a countrywide hotline for compulsive gamblers. He was once the administrative director of the Council on Compulsive playing of recent Jersey and the senior vp of nationwide Council on challenge playing. He has seemed on a number of radio and tv courses, together with Nightline, the at the present time exhibit, sturdy Morning the US, within version, forty eight Hours, and Crossfire, between others.
Steve Jacobson used to be a activities reporter and columnist for Newsday for greater than 40 years with an excellent curiosity in all points of activities. He co-authored a couple of books with awesome activities personalities. He was once named via linked Press one of the best activities columnists and two times was once nominated through Newsday for the Pulitzer Prize.
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Extra resources for All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction
Newdick left blank spaces where Frost could not supply first names. Page 16 church and children the consolation she needed because of her husband's absorption in journalism and politics. Born and brought up a Presbyterian,5 in San Francisco she became first a Unitarian and then a Swedenborgian, the faith in which she died. Robert remembered being baptized in the Presbyterian church and then afterwards attending Unitarian and Sweden borgian Sunday schools. Meanwhile Robert's father was conditioning him along other and usually contrary lines.
Thompson, Frost's biographer from 1939 until Frost's death in 1963 and his own death after completing two of three projected volumes, and of Mrs. Kathleen Morrison, Frost's secretary from 1938 to 1963, is that Frost told many versions of episodes of his life. The Newdick chapter gives exemplification of how his information differed from that given Thompson. The account of Robert's being sent by his father to buy cigarettes in Paragraph 13 may be compared with the version on p. 25 of The Early Years.
To a boy fresh from life among good-natured and high-spirited Californians, the atmosphere of his grandparents' home was cheerless and depressing. A similar atmosphere prevailed in the homes of other of his relatives. Partly from slices of Andover and Methuen, but chiefly on the plain at the base of Tower, Prospect, and Clover hills, and with a strikingly beautiful Common at its center, Lawrence had been founded on the banks of the power-giving Merrimac River in the eighteen-forties, and by 1885 it was a thriving mill town.