My book for March was You Can't Lose Them All: Tales of a Degenerate Gambler and His Ridiculous Friends by Sal Iacono. I have listened to Sal (Cousin Sal) on podcasts with Bill Simmons for more than fourteen years. Starting last fall, they promoted the book on their Guess the Lines podcast. Looking for something short to read before digging back into presidential biographies, I bought the kindle version.
The book is a series of short chapters that highlight Sal's gambling escapades. The book also explores his family. Interestingly, at least to me, Sal doesn't drink.
Over the years, I have read several books promoted on Bill Simmon's pocasts, including Got to Give the People What They Want by Jalen Rose and Fantasy Life by Matthew Berry. I also read and thoroughly enjoyed Bill Simmon's Book of Basketball. Unfortunately, this book does not compare favorably to these other books.
I don't recommend the book. It is not very good. Its only value is as curiousity if you are a major Sal Iacono fan or fond of his podcasts with Bill Simmons.
I have talked increasingly over the last couple of years about writing a book about 1991 when I retire. I think that I can write a more interesting book...