I am so taken with this book that I just ordered one copy for each person in my immediate and extended family and am inviting them to a book discussion.
The author Maria Konnikova had never even played poker when she decided to enlist the help of one of the world’s premiere poker players, Erik Seidel, to teach her the art of the game.
A Harvard PhD in psychology, Maria had a stretch of personal bad luck, and her reflections on the role of chance in life had led to her interest in poker—in learning to distinguish between what can and can’t be controlled in life.
In this amazing journey that leads her to earning hundred of thousands of dollars and winning a major poker title, it’s ultimately more about the many epiphanies about life that she derived from her new pursuit.
One of Seidel’s best pieces of advice to her: “Less certainty. More inquiry.”
I’ve been pondering that while being totally and utterly engrossed in this surprisingly engaging and fascinating book!