Maria Konnikova

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My next book is on the way!

April 11, 2017

I’m so excited that my next book has found a wonderful home at Penguin Press. It will chronicle my yearlong journey from poker neophyte to the World Series, with the best player in the world, Erik Seidel, as my guide. But this isn’t a book about poker. It’s an exploration of the balance of luck and skill in our daily lives – and how we can become the best decision makers we possibly can. Part memoir, part psychological and philosophical reflection, it will use No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em as a metaphor for life – and, I hope, teach us all how to live the best, fullest, most satisfying lives we possibly can. Here is the official announcement:

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Check back for updates – my journey through the world of poker is only just beginning!

2 Comments

  1. I’m excited. Loved Mastermind and am getting through Confidence Game now. This new one should be a treat.

  2. […] you know, for the foreseeable future I’m playing poker on a full-time schedule – my next book is […]

  3. […] me. And now, fully recovered, here’s to a winning return…and lots of tasty material for my next book :). As before, huge thanks to PokerStars for making this all possible. And as before, a […]

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