Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Beth Raymer's 6 favorite books

Beth Raymer is the author of the gambling memoir Lay the Favorite.

One of her six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Billy Phelan's Greatest Game by William Kennedy

An ode to fatherless men and champion drinkers living by night in the Downtown Health and Amusement Club. If you've never read William Kennedy, you should. He's the master of simile. Example: "Screwing your wife is like striking out the pitcher."
Read about another book on the list.

Raymer's Lay the Favorite is one of Matthew O'Brien's five notable books on Las Vegas.

--Marshal Zeringue