By Beth Raymer
Beth Raymer waited tables at a dive in Las Vegas until eventually a consumer despatched her to determine Dink, of Dink Inc., one of many town’s largest specialist activities gamblers. Dink wanted a right-hand man—someone who may appear on time, who had a head for numbers, and who didn’t thieve. Beth obtained the job.
Lay the Favorite is the tale of Beth’s years within the high-stakes, high-anxiety international of activities betting—a interval that observed the autumn of the neighborhood bookie and the beginning of the freewheeling, unregulated offshore activities ebook, and with it the elevation of activities having a bet in pop culture. because the company explodes, Beth rises from assistant to professional, working an offshore reserving place of work within the Caribbean. because the males round her succumb to their vices—money, intercourse, medications, gambling—Beth improbably emerges along with her integrity intact, wiser, sharper, nobody’s idiot. A willing and compassionate observer of the adrenaline-addicted roguish forms who turn into her mentors, her enemies, her kinfolk, Beth Raymer depicts an insanely colourful international teeming with pathos and ecstasy.
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“Candid, clever, humorous, wild and crazy.”—Elle
“Raymer gleefully shatters the parable of the trendy gambler. . . . Seduced by means of her tales, we lengthy for this unusual, sleazy and inviting landscape.”—Los Angeles Times
“[Raymer depicts] a sordid, florid microworld lurching alongside the sting of society, let alone legality. . . . She by no means condescends or indulges in reality-show cartoon; she unearths allure within the charmless, a element of sunshine within the so much misplaced of souls.”—The ny occasions e-book Review
“Lay the Favorite reads extra like a singular than a memoir. the wealthy characters are drawn extensive, but easily and honestly.”—The Wall road Journal
“Entertaining (and usually really humorous) . . . a satisfaction to read.”—The New Yorker
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