"Scrolling the pages of a Hughes narrative is like lighting a lantern into the darkest recess of poker's subculture. Hughes] brings the legends of the past and present to life and often provides the very best portrait of these unique, real-life characters of anyone on record."
-Nolan Dalla, media director, World Series of Poker, best-selling author and columnist for "Card Player"
"Johnny Hughes's poker stories are a national treasure . hilarious stories and colorful characters . timeless classics . the stuff of history . one of my all-time favorite poker writers."
-Iggy, a.k.a. Ignatius J. Reilly, the Blogfather of Poker, GuinnessandPoker.com
"Told with authenticity and the knowledge that only a true road gambler could possess . a book that you will love . a highly enjoyable read."
-Anthony Kelly, editor-in-chief, "Player Europe" magazine. Dublin.
"Cryptic, dark. Irrefutably unique. Elliptical euphemism and metaphor are (Hughes's) tools. Gambling folklore and parables abound. All told with a twinkle in the eye and one finger on the trigger ... Johnny writes evasively, challenging us to refute, compelling us to believe."
-James Dodd, a.k.a. Tetuso, Bet-the-Pot.com. London.