The poker table is a laboratory for studying decision making, which is why it attracted a young Harvard-educated psychologist with a penchant for participatory journalism. With no card-playing experience, Konnikova somehow convinced poker legend Erik Seidel to take her under his wing and make her good enough to play professionally. With a tone that is nerdy and affable, Konnikova shares both her poker adventure and her insights into the ways people make decisions with incomplete information. This audio is also something of a memoir, which makes her the best choice as narrator, as she opens up about her life as the daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants and the challenges of being a woman in the bro culture of poker. An entertaining listen even for those who don't play the game. D.B. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593288924 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593288931 $95.00
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