Miserable at an elegant day school for girls, Victoria Coren finds an escape in the mysterious world of poker. Twenty years later, she has won a million dollars and forgotten to have children. What price adventure? This is a true story of happiness and heartbreak, smoke and mirrors, bright lights and shady characters. It is a memoir of friendship and belonging, love and loss. It might also teach you how to win a million . . .
[An] honest, funny, highly personal and nostalgic memoir about friendship and belonging (Financial Times)
Vicky Coren…is funny, beautiful, clever and writes like an angel. (The Lady Magazine)
A book so rich in detail, so full of laughter, that you feel as if the coolest member of your family has just let you in on a secret so delicious you will savour it for ever (The Times)
Vivid . . . Unflinchingly honest . . . A compulsive read which may well leave you reaching for a pack of cards (Elle)
Absorbing (Daily Telegraph)
Fresh, funny and moving. Coren writes insightfully about love, obsession, depression and illness – and poker, obviously. This is a wonderful book, worthy of comparison with the best (Literary Review)
Not only the best book about poker you are ever likely to read, but an outstanding memoir, lucid and moving, at times laugh-out-loud funny, at times heartbreaking, never less than gripping and, quite simply, the best book I have read this year. (Cary Gee Tribune)