"Way of the Poker Warrior" by Paul Hoppe (GiantBuddha)
Our very own Paul Hoppe has released a new book - "The Way of the Poker Warrior". He was kind enough to send me a copy of the ebook. He had given me some idea of what it was about - and I thought, well it sounds more like a guy's book but I am going to be nice and read it anyway.
I am not really into martial arts - but I do love poker so was hoping there would be some pearls of wisdom in it that would help me out. I have procastinated for a couple of days because I struggle with reading due to focus and concentration issues.
I am now having to drag myself away from it so I can tell you guys about it and then get some work done lol. If it continues the way it has started I will be done with it by next week which may be a record for me.
I normally don't even read the forwards in books. There are 3 in this one and I read all 3. The first one is from his Taekwon-Do instructor/master and gave me the first clue of how martial arts and poker would tie together in the book - and leaves you very curious to know more about Paul and what he might have to say.
The second one is from Dusty Schmidt (Leatherass) I respect him a lot and his endorsement is big - and I love how he describes Paul in the last paragraph lol.
The third one is from Hunter Bick (BeachJustice) and he hooks you right away talking about his favorite band - and then how he came about hiring Paul at DragtheBar. (and again another person I respect a lot).
If you are not ready to read it after the forwards - then the introduction will definitely hook you. This is going to be easy to read because Paul knows how to tell stories and leaves you anxious to hear more.
I am now in Chapter 1 - it is definitely not written just for the guys lol. Damn you Paul - I am a very busy woman and have a lot to do and now you have me addicted to reading your book!
Anyway - you guys (and girls!) all need to get this book. I am sure Paul will jump in here and discuss it with us and answer any questions we might have. You can find details on how to purchase it here:
Also - we are having a special event game on Sunday and Paul is going to play in it with us and will give the winner a copy of his book.