A young writer has a dream of becoming a part-time horseplayer while doing a piece for the Chicago Reader newspaper. He learns the hard way that in order to have a chance at success you have to play full-time. This is a chronicle of his year devoting all his time to betting the horses.
This is a fun book if you’re a fan of horse-racing especially if you live in the Chicago metropolitan area. He spends most of his time split between Arlington Park in the north-west suburbs and Hawthorne in Berwyn right outside of Chicago. You really get a feel for what it’s like to be a professional gambler and the author leaves the reader with valuable life lessons.