Take Me to the River

Subtitle: A Wayward and Perilous Journey to the World Series of Poker

Based on The Cover

Peter Alson, an overeducated underachiever, spent his years after college avoiding adulthood. However, upon reaching fifty, he decides it’s time to settle down and proposes to his long-term girlfriend. To fund their wedding, he devises a plan involving poker and a trip to Las Vegas. He boards a plane for the city, ready to participate in the biggest poker event – the 2005 World Series of Poker. Competing for a prize pool of over $56 million, he confronts his past and future. His book, Take Me to the River, humorously and intensely explores his poker obsession and the lessons it provides on probability, luck, patience, perseverance, and most importantly, commitment, as he prepares for marriage.