When Stuey "The Kid" Ungar took his first World Series of Poker title, one journalist asked him what he would do with the money. His answer: "Gamble it". Stuey grew up among the hoodlums and wiseguys of New York's Lower East Side. A pint-sized high-school drop out who never worked a day in his life, never had a bank account or paid a dime in taxes, he lived to gamble and became the world's most feared card player. Before he was 10, he was playing cards and shooting dice with local waiters and busboys...
One of a Kind : The Rise and Fall of Stuey "The Kid" Ungar, The World's Greatest Poker Player
"I knew Stuey Ungar well and played with him many, many times. He was on of the most remarkable characters to ever sit down at a poker table. One of a Kind not only brought him back to life for me, it vividly re-created a time and place that we'll likely never see again. For anyone interested in understanding and unraveling the legend of poker's most creative thinker and tortured soul, this is the real deal!"
Take Me to the River : A Wayward and Perilous Journey to the World Series of Poker
Take Me to the River is a hilarious, heart-wrenching tale of Las Vegas and an exploration of what it means to be part of one of the fastest-growing and most popular sports in the United States, at the moment of its apogee, and of the lessons that poker has to teach about probability and luck, good and bad fortune, patience, perseverance, and — most fitting for a man with marriage in his near future — commitment.