Hats and Eyeglasses Martha Frankel

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Hats and Eyeglasses  by  Martha Frankel

Hats and Eyeglasses by Martha Frankel
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A gloriously written memoir of growing up in a family of hard-core gamblers-Martha Frankel thought the gambling gene had passed her by, until she found herself addicted to online poker and knee-deep in debt.Most weekends when Martha Frankel was aMoreA gloriously written memoir of growing up in a family of hard-core gamblers-Martha Frankel thought the gambling gene had passed her by, until she found herself addicted to online poker and knee-deep in debt.Most weekends when Martha Frankel was a kid, her mother had a mah-jongg game going in the kitchen with her girlfriends while their husbands were in the living room playing poker.

Once Frankel reached adulthood, however, while her cousins were making their way in the world as bookies and drug dealers, gambling didnt much factor into her life.In the tradition of Five-Finger Discount by Helene Stapinski and Dry by Augusten Burroughs, Hats & Eyeglasses traces Frankels love affair with poker. It was a passion that bit her in her mid-forties and remained harmless enough when she stuck to real cards. But everything changed one evening in 1998 in Atlantic City, when Frankel overheard one dealer bemoan the fact that his tips that evening were going to be small what with the meager crowd assembled.

Another dealer mentioned that everyone must be playing online-Why leave the house when you can play in your pajamas? the dealer said. Why indeed? thought Frankel, who couldnt wait to get back to her computer. The next morning she took a deep breath, typed in her credit card number, and entered the world of online gambling. It was the beginning of what one of her uncles called hats and eyeglasses, a term used to describe those times when youre losing so bad youre drowning (so all one can see is the poker players hat and eyeglasses floating on the surface of the water).

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Hats & Eyeglasses is a tale of passion, addiction-and those times in life when we almost lose our shirt.



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