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Lay the Favorite

Author : Beth Raymer
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“Beth Raymer’s crackling, hilarious memoir ricochets through the gambling underworld in Las Vegas, and is peopled with all manner of lovable wack-jobs, none of whom is quite as wacky—or lovable—as Raymer herself.”—Marie Claire Beth Raymer waited tables at a dive in Las Vegas until a customer sent her to see Dink, of Dink Inc., one of the town’s biggest professional sports gamblers. Dink needed a right-hand man—someone who would show up on time, who had a head for numbers, and who didn’t steal. Beth got the job. Lay the Favorite is the story of Beth’s years in the high-stakes, high-anxiety world of sports betting—a period that saw the fall of the local bookie and the birth of the freewheeling, unregulated offshore sports book, and with it the elevation of sports betting in popular culture. As the business explodes, Beth rises from assistant to expert, running an offshore booking office in the Caribbean. As the men around her succumb to their vices—money, sex, drugs, gambling—Beth improbably emerges with her integrity intact, wiser, sharper, nobody’s fool. A keen and compassionate observer of the adrenaline-addicted roguish types who become her mentors, her enemies, her family, Beth Raymer depicts an insanely colorful world teeming with pathos and ecstasy. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “Candid, smart, funny, wild and crazy.”—Elle “Raymer gleefully shatters the myth of the modern gambler. . . . Seduced by her stories, we long for this strange, sleazy and alluring landscape.”—Los Angeles Times “[Raymer depicts] a sordid, florid microworld lurching along the edge of society, not to mention legality. . . . She never condescends or indulges in reality-show caricature; she finds charm in the charmless, a point of light in the most lost of souls.”—The New York Times Book Review “Lay the Favorite reads more like a novel than a memoir. The rich characters are drawn in depth, yet simply and honestly.”—The Wall Street Journal “Entertaining (and often quite funny) . . . a delight to read.”—The New Yorker

Lay the Favourite

Author : Beth Raymer
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The Lucky Charm. The Sure Thing. The Long Shot. The Jinx. Beth Raymer came to Vegas to live the dream. Instead she winds up waiting tables in a low-rent diner and living in a fleapit motel. Then she meets Dink, the King of Last Vegas sports betting. Dink introduces her to the testorsterone fuelled underworld of high stakes gambling a dog-eat-dog realm of grifters, and strippers, wise-guys and hardened cons. New to the game but with big ambitions, Beth must get smart to get ahead. The real money is off-shore, where gambling regulations don't count. But nor do other rules. In the free-wheeling caribbean Beth discovers that the difference between winning big and losing everything comes down to how sharp you play.

Lay the Favorite Take the Dog

Author : Beth Raymer
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Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen

Author : Maurice Sendak
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Der kleine Max lässt sich ganz allein zum Land der wilden Kerle treiben. Er wird der Wildeste von allen und sie machen ihn zu ihrem König. (ab 4)

CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH

Author : NORMAN L. HAIDER, VIOLET NEUSCHULZ, VERNON H. SMITH
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Publications of the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station

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Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture

Author : Kansas. State Board of Agriculture
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Wisconsin State Department of Agriculture Bulletin

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Dora s Favorite Fairy Tales

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Bulletin

Author : Missouri. State Dept. of Agriculture
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Favorite Speaker

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The Gray Book of Favorite Songs Enl Ed

Author : John Walter Beattie
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Schiller

Author : Thomas Carlyle
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Bulletin

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More Favorite Brand Name Recipes Cookbook

Author : Consumer Guide
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The New Blue Book of Favorite Songs

Author : John Walter Beattie
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Beeton s Book of Favorite Modern Poets with Biographical Notices of the Poets

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My Favorite Story

Author : Fannie Hurst
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Favorite Christmas Stories

Author : Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Clement C. Moore, Lincoln Steffens, G. K. Chesterton, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Hugh Walpole
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Favorite Recipes Cook Book

Author : Marion Harris Neil
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