All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling by Arnie Wexler

By Arnie Wexler

Arnie Wexler's lifestyles as a gambler begun at the streets of Brooklyn, ny, flipping playing cards, taking pictures marbles, and enjoying pinball machines. At age fourteen he discovered the racetrack, a bookie, and began enjoying the inventory marketplace. His obsession with playing sped up until eventually a fateful day in 1968 whilst all of it got here crashing down.

Wexler's gripping narrative leads us throughout the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world—chasing the large win and arising with empty pockets—and how his dependancy drove him and his spouse, Sheila, to the sting of lifestyles. With aid, they controlled to flee, and jointly they've got committed themselves to supporting others with the matter they understand so well.

Arnie Wexler is a qualified Compulsive playing Counselor and runs a countrywide hotline for compulsive gamblers. He used to be the administrative director of the Council on Compulsive playing of latest Jersey and the senior vice chairman of nationwide Council on challenge playing. He has seemed on a number of radio and tv courses, together with Nightline, the this present day exhibit, sturdy Morning the US, inside of version, forty eight Hours, and Crossfire, between others.

Steve Jacobson was once a activities reporter and columnist for Newsday for greater than 40 years with an excellent curiosity in all facets of activities. He co-authored a couple of books with extraordinary activities personalities. He was once named by means of linked Press one of the best activities columnists and two times was once nominated by way of Newsday for the Pulitzer Prize.

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More messages followed for 23 years, until Gabriel finally told Muhammad to share God’s message with others. MECCA Mecca is the center of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the religion’s founder. Mecca is located in western Saudi Arabia, not far from the Red Sea. 3 The city is so sacred only Muslims are allowed within its boundaries. Mecca is home to several Muslim shrines. The Ka‘bah is the holiest. This shrine is near the center of the Haram Mosque, or the Great Mosque, which is the focus of activity in the city.

84 million square feet (356,700 sq m). 4 Muhammad did as the angel commanded and shared the message. At the time, Meccans believed in many gods, so some people did not like what Muhammad said. Others were interested in his message and became his followers. In 622, local rulers ran Muhammad and his followers out of Mecca. Muhammad and his people left and lived in an oasis named Yathrib, which became Medina. Muhammad and his followers survived in Medina by raiding and fighting. They attacked caravans passing through from Mecca.

4 M A L A L A YO USA FZ A I ‡ 47 Defying the Taliban Malala and Ziauddin’s bravery was apparent as the Taliban’s power in Swat grew in 2007 and turned into terrorist attacks in 2008. In July 2008, the Taliban launched a series of attacks, bombing government bodies, including schools. The group focused on girls’ schools, citing the institutions’ defiance of Islam. Attackers ruined hundreds of buildings and threatened teachers and students. Ziauddin kept his daughter’s school open, but doing so was very risky.

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