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Know When To Hold Em

Author : John Blase
ISBN : 9781426776083
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Far from the conventional parenting book, Know When to Hold 'Em will encourage readers as they see parenting and fatherhood through a new lens--that of adventurer, risk-taker. Blase moves into new territory to invite fathers and parents to look at the risk and challenge--and great rewards of parenting--as he invites readers into his imperfect, yet loveable home Written with the raw prose of one who is there, smack dab in the middle of possibly the greatest challenge of a person’s life, Blase says, “What I’ve seen so far has convinced me that being a father is a lot like gambling--fatherhood is a risk-tasking venture Featuring an intensely personal voice and filtered through a brass-knuckled optimism, this book offers what very few books on parenting do--the real, true, raw reality and joys of fatherhood.

Fading Hearts On The River

Author : Brooks Haxton
ISBN : 9781619023758
Genre : Games & Activities
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Centered around multi-million dollar stakes and a series of nationally televised poker tournaments, Fading Hearts on the River offers a story of odds—the odds of a newborn surviving severe jaundice, the odds of Congress passing a law that renders one’s online gambling income inaccessible, the odds of drawing the right card on the turn or the river. In this tale of fatherhood and worldy success, Haxton follows his son Isaac’s unlikely career as a poker player, the nervous father often sitting on the sidelines with his fingers crossed or staring at a casino monitor while Isaac wins more in one hand of play than Haxton has earned from all his books of poetry combined. In this deftly crafted story Haxton explores the propensity for abstraction, logic, and memory all good poets and poker players share, all the while taking readers on a rollicking tour of complex, intertwined topics, ranging from game theory and financial strategies, to medical mysteries and lost love, to chess, Magic cards, and Texas Hold ‘em. Guided by the through-line of a father’s love and admiration for his talented son, Fading Hearts delivers a unique perspective on professional gambling and one family’s experience playing the odds.

Fathers I Have Known

Author : Ernest Wylie Harkins
ISBN : 9781413460759
Genre : Self-Help
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Sometimes referred to as his "Accidental Self Help" book, Ernest Wylie Harkins has compiled a series of life lessons, valuable rules for living, acquired from his various father figures, with a few of his own original rules thrown in for good measure. Like Ben Franklin, he has tried to emulate the admirable in others, and of course Franklin himself is among his "supplemental" Fathers in that and other ways. He also adopted Franklin's general approach to self improvement as well, making a plan, making small changes continuously. Drawing from influences throughout his life, from family, from teachers, public figures, and people casually met along the way, he relates the background and situation that produced the little nuggets of wisdom. Some are mundane (Just Keep Peckin' at It), some lofty (Every Man is your Guru), some only examples and still others more in the vein of self help (Life is the Illusion of Attitude), but all are worth considering for your own adoption. Finally, there is the self help prescription, how you too can benefit from a similar self examination.

Masters Of The Games

Author : Joseph Epstein
ISBN : 9781442236547
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In this collection, his twenty-fifth book, Joseph Epstein departs from writing about literature and culture to indulge his fondness for the world of sport in all its forms. In these essays and stories on such subjects as saving Joe DiMaggio’s reputation from the clutches of an iconoclastic biographer, marveling at the skills of Michael Jordan, shaking free of an addiction to radio sports talk shows, or contemplating the changing nature of the games he grew up with and played as a boy, Epstein turns writing about sports into an art at once penetrating and highly amusing.

Faith Of Our Fathers

Author : Alan Edge
ISBN : 9781780574127
Genre : Religion
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Alan Edge is a lifelong Liverpool supporter who grew up in an environment where team loyalties were embedded in working-class culture. He was shocked to discover that his young son not only had not intention of following in his father's footsteps as a Liverpool fan, but preferred a Newcastle shirt because it was more fashionable! Faith of our Fathers is more than a personal story; it is a universal tale written with a strong sense of pathos and a rare capacity to bring to life the concerns of fans who feel the game they grew up with is being eroded by commercial exploitation.

The Sins Of The Fathers Or The Wye Valley Mystery

Author : Thomas Walton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022361930
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The Book Of Fathers Wisdom

Author : Edward Hoffman
ISBN : 1559724129
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Gathers examples of parental advice concerning responsibility, gambling, gluttony, political success, marriage, money management, schooling, and self-acceptance

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : OSU:32435084978907
Genre : Law
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The Best American Essays

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ISBN : UVA:X001649160
Genre : American essays
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Best American Essays 1989

Author : Geoffrey Wolff
ISBN : 0899198910
Genre : Literary Collections
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Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals

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