Monday, May 11, 2009

Check-Raising the Devil - Due Out on May 12th

By Pauly
Hollyweird, CA

The autobiography of Mike Matusow, penned by Amy Calistri and Tim Lavalli (aka Poker Shrink), will be officially released tomorrow on Tuesday May 12th.

I was fortunate enough to get an advanced copy and I wrote a review of Check-Raising the Devil. Here's a bit...
In America, we're suckers for a rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-rehab-to-riches stories.

Mike Matusow epitomized the American Dream and an E! True Hollywood Story all rolled up into one... white trash roots, lived a wild yet misunderstood childhood, harnessed an innate genius to become famous and rich, partied to excess, got in trouble with the law, went to rehab, and bounced back into the spotlight as one of the most noticeable pros in the game... More
Both Amy and Shrink butted heads with their editors over many things including the opening chapter of the book. I read an advance copy and also read two alternate versions (one each from Shrink and Amy). And I gotta say, I prefer either of the alternatives to the one that was eventually chosen.

You can read Amy Calistri's alternative version of Chapter 1... here.

You can read the Poker Shrink's alternative version of Chapter 1... here.

And you can buy the book below...

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