Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People
270 Page Book $13.95 Retail
Amarillo Slim Preston has won $300,000 from Willie Nelson playing dominoes and $2 million from Larry Flynt playing poker. He has shuffled, dealt, and bluffed with some of twentieth-century\'s most famous figures. He beat Minnesota Fats at pool with a broom, Bobby Riggs at table tennis with a skillet, and Evel Knievel at golf with a carpenter\'s hammer. Amarillo Slim has gambled with \'em all, and left most of them wishing they hadn\'t.
The memoirs of a living American icon, Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People is the story of life as a Texas road gambler and the discovery of the Wild West. It\'s also the story of how Slim won the World Series of Poker at Binion\'s Horseshoe, became a worldwide celebrity, and brought poker from smoky back rooms to mainstream America. Just let him tell it:
\"If there\'s anything I\'ll argue about, I\'ll either bet on it or shut up. And since it\'s not very becoming for a cowboy to be arguing, I\'ve made a few wagers in my day. But in my humble opinion, I\'m no ordinary hustler. You see, neighbor, I never go looking for a sucker. I look for a champion and make a sucker out of him...
\"I\'m fixing to tell you a few things that I\'ve been keeping to myself for a lot of years. If you\'re not careful, you just might learn how to get rich with-
out ever having a job.\"