As a teen, David McCumber was stricken with "road fever," the call to the itinerant life of a professional gambler. Approaching middle-age, he got the chance to follow that dream—not as a player, but as the financial backer for Tony Annigoni, a non-smoking, macrobiotic-eating student of Eastern religion who happens to be a fantastic pool player. Here McCumber recounts their astonishing four-month nationwide odyssey, from hole-in-the-wall billiard parlors to high-class snooker rooms to high-tension pro tourneys. Exploring a shady twilight subculture, McCumber shares the thrill of serious money, local glory, and the perfect hustle.
Playing Off The Rail
Author: David McCumber.