Maria Konnikova's Atlantic article: How I Became a Poker Champion in One Year

Re: Maria Konnikova’s Atlantic article: How I Became a Poker Champion in One Year

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Originally Posted by BrickMMA
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The hostility on this topic is truly baffling. I can only speculate as to true motivation behind some of these posts. It was an entertaining little yarn in a magazine, coming from a book that’s probably a nice, relaxing diverting read. Hope she makes a few bucks off it, the publishing world is brutal. Why the attacks? Nvm, I don’t really care.

I am also mystified at the hostility. It is a work of literary nonfiction. It is meant for entertainment; it isn’t even targeted at poker player or meant to encourage people to play poker.

With respect to the publishing world being brutal, I wouldn’t worry to much about her. It’s published by Penguin/Random House, which I believe is the #1 worldwide publishing house, and the author already has multiple bestselling books under her belt.

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