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Lay the Favourite

A True Story about Playing to Win in the Gambling Underworld

By Beth Raymer

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Format: Paperback, 240 pages, Film Tie-In Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 June 2011
A true story of money, sex, glamour and gambling. When Beth Raymer arrived in Las Vegas, her dreams didn't extend beyond getting herself a job as a cocktail waitress at a casino on the strip. And then she met Dink, one of the biggest gamblers in town, and found herself seduced by the adrenalin-fuelled, high risk, high reward world of professional sports betting and the obsessive, funny, rule-breaking bookies that run the show. Lay the Favourite gives a gripping glimpse into a high stakes underworld where the difference between winning big and losing everything you have comes down to how smart you play.

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A true story of money, sex, glamour and gambling - now a major film starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Vince Vaughan.

About the Author

Beth Raymer lives in New York City. Lay the Favourite is her first book

Reviews

"It's a great true story, told with wit, candour and fizzing energy" -- Simon Shaw * Mail on Sunday * "Candid, smart, funny, wild and crazy" * Elle * "Dark, wildly affectionate and very, very funny. It is a world filled with scoundrels, thieves and gamblers, where everyone is looking to somehow come out on top while doing what they love" -- Stephen Frears, director of High Fidelity and The Queen "With its rich characters drawn in depth, this reads more like a novel than a memoir" * Wall Street Journal * "Seduced by her stories, we long for this strange, sleazy and alluring landscape" * Los Angeles Times *

EAN: 9780099555391
ISBN: 0099555395
Publisher: Vintage
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5 centimetres (0.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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