Reefer Gladness: Stories, Essays and Riffs on Marijuana

Posted in Print/Online on August 18th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

420420 Magazine reviews Huntington Press’ Reefer Gladness, written by Michael Konik.

 

August 13, 2014

Judging the book by it’s black and white cover and spartan artwork, I braced myself for a tedious read…….I was hooked on page 4

…Whether you’ve smoked once or twice in college, or if you’ve smoked once or twice this morning, you’ll find you can “totally relate” to this book. This guy gets it, for sure. One page will have you recalling your first encounters with weed, women, wine…..the next page will have you laughing at and relating to stories about the munchies.
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The Moneymaker Effect…effect?

Posted in Print/Online on August 12th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

pokerstars-logoChris Moneymaker, the man and legend himself, reviews Huntington Press’ The Moneymaker Effect, written by Eric Raskin, and the effect it had on poker as a whole.

August 12, 2014

It’s pretty interesting to read what others have to say about that year — about my play, about the tournament in general, about everything that was going on with Binion’s, and everything else.
..the whole dynamic between Sam and myself, being so different — basically polar opposites — made things fun, too. Sam was definitely the Vegas grinder, the typical pro, and people didn’t know as much about poker back then which made his personality even more interesting.
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Book Review: The Moneymaker Effect (Author — Eric Raskin)

Posted in Online on August 8th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

NolanDallaLogoWSOP.com Senior Writer and longtime Media Director of the World Series of Poker, Nolan Dalla, reviews Huntington Press’ The Moneymaker Effect, by Eric Raskin, on NolanDalla.com.

Aug. 7, 2014
“Even with the talented veteran freelance writer Eric Raskin doing all the research and organizing the narrative, I skeptically wondered what new territory could possibly be uncovered on an all-too familiar subject known to just about anyone who’s played a hand of poker within the past decade…
“Raskin’s genius comes in the clever layout of the subject matter and easy-to-digest presentation of material which is far more comprehensive than anything previously released.  The same story gets retold again, of course,  but from angles which are at times strikingly different.”

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PokerNews Book Review: The Moneymaker Effect by Eric Raskin

Posted in Online on July 31st, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

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July 31, 2013

From start to finish, The Moneymaker Effect delivered and was chalk full of new information and engaging perspectives.

It sounds cliché to say something is an instant classic, but that’s exactly how I felt after reading this book. The art of the oral history is in the weave, and Raskin proved to be an expert weaver of a poker narrative. I actually had the chance to sit down with Raskin to ask him some questions about his book:
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Book Review: My Week at the Blue Angel

Posted in Online on July 30th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

 

nevadareview“Nevada Book Review” gives My Week at the Blue Angel, published by Huntington Press, a glowing review. This nonfiction book was written by Matthew O’Brien, who is also the author of Beneath the Neon, another Huntington Press book.

March 8, 2011

O’Brien effectively provides another glimpse into the lives of the people that live in Las Vegas, but are not privy to the glamour of the Strip.  These are the people who are lost, who have lost something, and are dreaming of the day when they might want to go find it or themselves again.

At times My Week at the Blue Angel tells these stories sympathetically and with compelling conviction, and at times it really shines.
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The Moneymaker Effect: Book Signing Behind-The-Scenes

Posted in Online on July 28th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

All-In-LogoBrett Calapp and the All In Magazine team go behind-the-scenes at the book signing for Huntington Press’ “The Moneymaker Effect” by Eric Raskin.

The Moneymaker Effect and How It Changed Poker

Posted in Online on July 16th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

 

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Ellis Shuman with “Titan Poker” reviews The Moneymaker Effect published by Huntington Press.

July 15, 2014

As a result of Moneymaker’s win and the insights into poker players’ minds offered by these special cameras, “No-limit Hold’em became a television staple, a pop-culture phenomenon, and a hard way to make an easy living for a generation of brilliant young minds around the globe.”
…Each chapter of Raskin’s entertaining book is a series of interviews with poker players and poker industry insiders, making for an easy read that feels like you’re witnessing a conversation among those in the know.
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The Moneymaker Revolution

Posted in Online on July 10th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

 

gelfElliot Magruder with Gelf Magazine reviews Eric Raskin’s The Moneymaker Effect published by Huntington Press. This article also includes an exclusive interview with the author himself.

June 11, 2014

A pudgy 27-year-old accountant who qualified via an Internet tournament that cost $40 to enter, deftly weaved his way through a field of 800, many of them seasoned poker pros. En route to a $2.5-million payday, Moneymaker eliminated giants of the game such as Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey.
…Poker has never been the same since, and Moneymaker’s win is largely responsible for the subsequent explosion in popularity.
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Poker Book Review: The Moneymaker Effect

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CardPlayerLifestyleblogRobbie Strazynski’s “Card Player Lifestyle” blog reviews Huntington Press’  The Moneymaker Effect by Eric Raskin.

July 6, 2014

The Moneymaker Effect makes for a sensational read to the largest possible audience – not just modern day poker fans, but pretty much anyone who has ever heard of THE story. Whether you want to relive your memories of it or learn more about it, this book is for you.
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The Moneymaker Effect: Eric Raskin’s Instant Poker Classic

Posted in Online on July 7th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

NevPokerReviews“Nevada Poker Reviews” blogger Steve Ruddock reviews Huntington Press’ The Moneymaker Effect by Eric Raskin.

July 7, 2014

A Great Writer + A Great Story = Instant Classic

Let me be very clear: I did not like The Moneymaker Effect, I absolutely loved it. I tore through this highly readable book in two sittings, devouring the “stories behind the story” of Chris Moneymaker’s 2003 World Series of Poker victory…
…Beyond being a page-turner, the information in this book is an extremely important piece of poker history, and had Raskin not chronicled these behind-the-scenes missives and anecdotes, I have a feeling most of it would have been lost to time, like so many other poker tales that live on somewhere between legend and reality.

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Tupac Shakur Fake Autopsy Video Dispute Resolved

Posted in TV, TV/Online on June 4th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

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Huntington Press best-seller, The Killing of Tupac Shakur, repeatedly makes the front page of uber-gossip site TMZ.com when it’s suspected that an exclusive autopsy-table image of the iconic rapper has been used without permission in a Wyclef Jean video. It transpires that the image in question was a painstakingly recreated live reconstruction of the scene, using an actor, and read more »

Bar Rescue: Don’t Mess with Taffer’s Wife

Posted in TV, TV/Online on June 4th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

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Anthony Curtis is the invited gambling-expert guest on Season 3 of Spike TV’s hit series “Bar Rescue,” in which John Taffer attempts to salvage a former legendary  Las Vegas’ blues venues, now a rundown dive-bar disaster owned by a clueless gynaecologist more intent on read more »