Q. When will Lost Vegas be released?
A. Spring 2010.
Q. Why is this site called the Tao of Poker?
A. On my main blog the Tao of Pauly I have a series where I list the Last 5 Books I Saw People Reading on the Subway... mainly because I'm a writer and New Yorkers like to read. One morning, my brother was on his way to work down on Wall Street and he noticed a guy who was reading: The Tao of Poker a book written by Larry K. Philips, a book that I actually own. An ex-girlfriend picked it up for me as a gag joke. I thought it was fitting to name this site based on inspiration from an impulse buy and a tweaked understanding of Buddhism.
Q. Why do they call you Dr. Pauly?
A. I give Mr. Decker credit for that nickname. In a hilarious email exchange between himself and scam artists from Nigeria, he mentioned me as "Dr. Pauly." The nickname stuck. Mr. Decker rules.
Q. I am looking for freelance writers. Are you available?
Yes. I am open to discussing any freelance assignments that you have to offer. Feel free to contact me.
Q. I sent you an email and you never responded. What's the deal?
A. Due to the large volume of email, I am unable to answer every piece of email that I get. I do read everything in my inbox... eventually. Even though I might not respond, I read your email. I apologize in advance if you feel neglected.
Q. How can I buy ad space on the Tao of Poker?
A. Shoot me an email and include your site, contact info, and your URL. If you have a sample of what the ad looks like, please send that too. My ad & marketing rep will get back to you with a rate card.
Q. What is your online screen name or poker handle? How can we play together online?
A. Send me an email and I'll tell you what sites I play on and my screen names. I like to keep that information private, but if you're cool, I'll tell you when and where I usually play.
Q. What other poker sites do you play on?
A. I have been known to play on Pokerstars.com and Full Tilt.
Q. I have never bought a poker book. Where should I start?
A. Make sure you visit my Poker Books section where I list several books that you need to add to your poker library.
Q. Does your brother have a poker blog too?
A. Yes. Check out Derek's blog called Poker in the Weeds.
Q. Is Iggy really a sober housewife from Ohio? Is he really a dwarf?
A. Wouldn't you really like to know? God bless the internet.
Q. Did you really invent the term "Hilton Sisters" like I heard?
A. No. Vince Van Patten coned the phrase. I just beat it to a dead horse.