By Arnie Wexler,Steve Jacobson
Arnie Wexler's existence as a gambler begun at the streets of Brooklyn, ny, flipping playing cards, taking pictures marbles, and taking part in pinball machines. At age fourteen he chanced on the racetrack, a bookie, and began taking part in the inventory marketplace. His obsession with playing speeded up until eventually a fateful day in 1968 while all of it got here crashing down.
Wexler's gripping narrative leads us in the course of the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world—chasing the massive win and arising with empty pockets—and how his dependancy drove him and his spouse, Sheila, to the sting of lifestyles. With support, they controlled to flee, and jointly they've got dedicated themselves to assisting others with the matter they be aware of so well.
Arnie Wexler is a qualified Compulsive playing Counselor and runs a countrywide hotline for compulsive gamblers. He used to be the administrative director of the Council on Compulsive playing of recent Jersey and the senior vp of nationwide Council on challenge playing. He has seemed on various radio and tv courses, together with Nightline, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, 48 Hours, and Crossfire, between others.
Steve Jacobson used to be a activities reporter and columnist for Newsday for greater than 40 years with an excellent curiosity in all elements of activities. He co-authored a couple of books with remarkable activities personalities. He used to be named through linked Press one of the best activities columnists and two times used to be nominated through Newsday for the Pulitzer Prize.
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All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction by Arnie Wexler,Steve Jacobson