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Peter Alson

Peter Alson is the author of the highly acclaimed memoirs Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie (reissued as The Vig: Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie) and Take me to the River; and coauthor of One of a Kind, a biography of poker champion Stuey Ungar, among other books. His articles have appeared in many national magazines, including Esquire, Playboy and The New York Times. He lives in New York with his wife, Alice, and their daughter, Eden.
Kosher Poker
Poker has long been linked with both writers and the Jewish community. Journalist and poker player Shelley Rubenstein has been dealt a strong hand with her guests for this discussion. Then primarily known as a comedy performer, Patrick Marber chose the game as a setting for his debut play Dealer’s Choice, a 1995 Evening Standard Award winner at the National Theatre, while his career since has included Closer, Notes on a Scandal and directing Leopoldst...