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The Man with the $100,000 Breasts: And Other Gambling Stories

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Some people will do anything for money.Take Brian Zembic, recipient of the world's most notorious boob job.After a fellow gambler bet $100,000 that Brian wouldn't subject himself to the breast implants he so admired in women, Brian found himself going under the knife to become a 38C--and $100,000 richer.

Anchored by this incredible tale, gambling expert Michael Konik introd
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 28th 1999 by Broadway (first published 1999)
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Jun 07, 2007 Denise rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anecdotes
Picked up in the Vegas airport, fittingly enough. This is a collection of anecdotes about gamblers and gambling -- more about gamblers, really, and some of the funny and sometimes heartbreaking things they get up to. The writing style's very clear and breezy, and the stories are entertaining.
This books is a pretty interesting assemblage of gambling journalism across the various genres, covering themes like Vegas (the space), Sports betting, proposition bets, poker, and the titled, just plain crazy bets like a man getting breast-implants for a year for $100,000...

From the title, the book sounds trite and ridiculous, but I'll give the author credit for really examining the motivations behind the anecdotes and agents. I really learned a lot and enjoyed the chapter on the oddsmaker who
The book is about gambling, gaming and cons of different types. It covers your odds of winning, the best ways to win at different games and some great stories about people who make these games their lives. The title comes from a story about one man who just makes bets with rich people, like "Do you bet me $1,000 I can live in this bathroom for a month?" He gets breast implants on a bet for $100,000 and discovers that he likes them and his sex life does NOT suffer as he feared it might, so he kee ...more
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Dec 23, 2014 Andd Becker rated it it was amazing
You MUST read this book!
Sonya Carlson
A random mix of gambling stories that often repeat details yet leave out descriptions for the non-gambler to grasp the story
Phil Simon
Jan 24, 2010 Phil Simon rated it it was amazing
Great gambling book. I thought that I had a problem until I read this colorful collection of vignettes.
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Aug 26, 2013 Pete Johnson rated it really liked it
Pretty outdated, but I love books about Gambling so it was definitely entertaining!
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Dec 11, 2012 Amar Pai rated it it was ok
Eh. Reads like the overlong Maxim magazine article that it essentially is.
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Based in Southern California, Michael Konik is a writer, composer, record producer, artist, improviser, former television personality, unusually articulate stoner, burgeoning thought leader and generally decent person.
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