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Born to Lose : Memoirs of a Compulsive Gambler - Bill Lee

Born to Lose

Memoirs of a Compulsive Gambler

By: Bill Lee

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A gripping, true story of one man’s forty-year struggle with compulsive gambling and his hard-won recovery.

"My history of gambling really began before I was born." So opens Born to Lose, Bill Lee's self-told story of gambling addiction, set in San Francisco's Chinatown and steeped in a culture where it is not unheard of for gamblers (Lee's grandfather included) to lose their children to a bet. From wagering away his beloved baseball card collection as a youngster to forfeiting everything he owned at black jack tables in Las Vegas, Lee describes what gambling addiction feels like from the inside and how recovery is possible through the Twelve Step program.

Home group -- Dark legacy -- Guts -- White-collar gambling -- Wannabe blackjack dealer -- Divorce and self-destruction -- Stock guru -- Career crisis -- Casino VIP -- Switching addictions -- Divine intervention -- Gamblers anonymous -- Fallen hero -- Viva Las Vegas -- Unlucky 7s -- Hitting rock bottom -- Surrendering to GA -- Ella's legacy -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Step work notes -- Appendix B: Directives from the GA combo book.

ISBN: 9781616491345
ISBN-10: 1616491345
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 3rd February 2011
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Edition Number: 1