Publication of Poker Pro Roy Brindley's Autobiography Set to Rock Gambling World

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There are poker books and there are poker books …but there has never been a book like the forthcoming autobiography, Life's a Gamble.

When literary agent Heather Holden-Brown -- whose previous clients include actress Barbara Windsor, Spice Girl Emma Bunton, politician David Cameron and X-Factor judge Louis Walsh -- asked Roy Brindley to document his rags-to-riches transformation from an addicted gambler, once homeless who had struggles with the law, to a successful poker player with a plethora of televised and ranking tournament wins to his credit, much was expected ...and "The Boy" delivered.

The proof? When the bidding war ended it was Transworld, the British division of Random House Group, the world's largest English-language general trade book publisher (whose recent biographies include: Padraig Harrington, Steven Gerrard, Shane Warne, Jamie Carragher, Jonathan Ross and Steven Gerrard) that opted to publish the Dublin-based Englishman's superb memoirs.

Life's a Gamble is an account of one man's journey through adversity to an enviable life that sees him live in lavish home with a Porsche and Ferrari in his driveway.

Make no mistake this is not the story of a man born with a silver spoon who acquired the Midas touch. As Jesse May, the 'voice of poker' says in his foreword, "This is a blasting, naked account of what it is to be a gambler …he's coming at you with nothing left out."

Self deprecating, brutally honest and level headed -- Roy will not be handing out signed copies of Life's a Gamble to eliminated tournament opponents -- his biography takes the reader through desperate lows to dizzy heights, from recklessness to redemption. It is an incredible journey; little wonder advanced copies have seen the mainstream critics raving.

Roy Brindley's autobiography '"Life's a Gamble - The High Stakes and Low Life of a Poker Professional" is available in Trade Paperback from Bantam Press on February 26, 2009.

For further information contact:

Aislinn Casey, Publicity Manager Transworld Publishers
T: +44 (0) 208 2316712 E: a.casey(at)
Brendan Murray, Poker Media Consulting
T: +353 86 3057469 E: brendan.murray(at)


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