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You bet your life : the burdens of gambling

Author: Neil D Isaacs
Publisher: Lexington, KY : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In You Bet Your Life, Neil Isaacs, himself a lifelong gambler, a licensed therapist specializing in the treatment of pathological gamblers, and a writer and scholar of gambling literature, methodically debunks several prominent gambling myths." "Dozens of examples, from fiction and film as well as case histories, show the different ways in which gambling can be abused and misunderstood. Isaacs argues that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil D Isaacs
ISBN: 0813121957 9780813121956
OCLC Number: 45363159
Description: 274 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Seven other myths about gambling --
Gambling and the irrational --
The high-profile profile --
The compulsion to lose --
Gambling and anxiety --
Gambling and depression --
Gambling and psychosis --
Filling the void --
Gambling and the brothers barthelme --
Gambling and the personality disorders --
Gambling and addiction.
Responsibility: Neil D. Isaacs.

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Gambling is both a national US pastime and a predominant cultural metaphor (""play the field"", ""beat the odds"", ""take a chance on ..."").This work by a sports historian, social worker, English  Read more...

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-An absorbing read... and quite possibly a realistic rescuer for the truly addicted and pathological victim.- -- The Gold Sheet -Everything you've ever wanted to know about gambling and gamblers -- Read more...

 
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