Playing Off the Rail: A Pool Hustler's Journey



At The Age Of 17, David McCumber Was Stricken With Road Fever That Irresistible Call To The Itinerant Life Of A Professional Gambler Twenty Two Years Later, He Got The Chance To Follow That Dream Not As A Player But As The Stakehorse Financial Backer For Tony Annigoni, A Non Smoking, Macrobiotic Eating Renaissance Pool Hustler, Student Of Eastern Religion, And Master Of The Pure Green Felt Poetry Of The Dead Stroke With 27,000 In David S Pocket They Took Off Together On An Astonishing Four Month Odyssey Across America Traveling From Seedy, Hole In The Wall Billiard Parlors To High Class Snooker Rooms To High Tension Pro Tourneys, From Seattle To Miami And Back Again Exploring A Shady Twilight Subculture And Uniquely American Mythos, In Search Of Serious Money, Local Gloryand The Perfect Hustle.Playing Off the Rail: A Pool Hustler's Journey

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Playing Off the Rail: A Pool Hustler's Journey
  • David McCumber
  • English
  • 15 April 2018
  • 9780380729234

10 thoughts on “Playing Off the Rail: A Pool Hustler's Journey

  1. says:

    I d read some positive reviews of this book on before I ordered it and being a pool fan, I d found a real dearth of good books written on the subject so I gave it a whirl.I can t say I was too impressed with the writer s style and I feel the book never really made me smell the smoke of the pool halls of A...

  2. says:

    If you love pool you will love this book Playing off the rail is a travelogue of sorts that details the authors journey as he backs a professional pool player while traveling to different high stakes games around the country You can learn a ton about the game...

  3. says:

    A writer goes on the road to put up the money for a pool player for a couple months As one would expect based on that, this is chock full of interesting characters, high and low stakes, and tales from the road as an outsider becomes an insider While occasionally the break down of insults and shot by shot jabs gets...

  4. says:

    A fun ride through the not so glamorous world of the pool hustler Bucktooth alone was worth the price of this book what a memorable character.

  5. says:

    794.72 Biography In late 1992, McCumber became the stakehorse for his friend Tony Annigoni, owner of a San Francisco poolroom and a player of championship caliber In that role, McCumber put up the money whenever Annigoni played and they split the winnings The world of the pool hustler is sui generis, McCumber shows, and it s primarily a gambler s world because, for most, money, not pool, is the name of the game But like players in any other sport, these men and, recently, women must have ...

  6. says:

    A journalist stakehorse writes his story of funding and going along on a national hustling tour with a world class pool player This is all about surviving the pressure cooker of high stakes gambling.

  7. says:

    So far, so good

  8. says:

    I loved this book It is a great read for any pool enthusiasts

  9. says:

    Liked it.

  10. says:

    One of my favourite books, not for everyone though, a look into the somewhat seedy underbelly of the game, that few ever see.

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