by Mike Cuthbert, March 11, 2008
Celebrity journalist Martha Frankel grew up in a household where gambling was the family obsession.
When her father died she decided to trade in her poker chips for schoolbooks. After not gambling for nearly 25 years, she found online gambling, triggering the old obsession that put her near the brink of ruin.
Frankel tells her story in a fast, funny and moving memoir: Hats and Eyeglasses: A Family Love Affair with Gambling.
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