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Born to Lose: Memoirs of a Compulsive Gambler [Paperback]

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Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2005
Publisher   Hazelden
ISBN  1592851533  
EAN  9781592851539  

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A gripping, true story of one man's forty-year struggle with compulsive gambling and his hard-won recovery

Publishers Description
"My history of gambling really began before I was born." So opens Bill Lee's self-told story of gambling addiction, which is set in San Francisco's Chinatown and steeped in a culture where it is not unheard of for gamblers to lose their children to a bet. From wagering away his beloved baseball card collection in third grade to forfeiting everything he owned at blackjack tables in Las Vegas, every new and terrifying loss validated Lee's feelings of worthlessness. With gritty honesty and true humility, Lee describes what gambling addiction feels like and looks like from the inside. "Everything was a blur to me," Lee writes about a gambling jag that brought him to financial ruin. "I was in such a reckless and self-destructive frame of mind that I would have bet my life if required. In a way, thats what I was doing. I was that far gone from reality." In the end, however, Born to Lose is a memoir of hope as Lee reveals how recovery from his gambling addiction has been possible through the Twelve Step program.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Bill Lee is the author of Chinese Playground. He has also written numerous articles for the San Francisco Chronicle and Asian Week. Lee is the principal of Bill Lee & Associates, a senior management and technical search firm based in California. Lee has been featured on the History Channel, A&E Network, and in national print publications.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Great information and insight into this devastating disease!!  Aug 18, 2008
I could not put this book down. This book gives great information and insight about this devastating disease. Not only do you read about somone's journey through the addiction into recovery but you learned alot of useful facts. I think this book is good for someone suffering from this addiction so they know they are not alone, their loved ones, and anyone working with people with this addiction. I will recommend this book to my students, patients and their families. !!!
Born to Lose  Apr 13, 2008
I personally as a gambler didn't get much out of this book. It was written along time ago. I personally think I could of done a better job. This book emphasized on GA alot and I would of liked to of seen more on self banning, more on woman experiencing this problem.

I didn't care for it although some loved it.
Riveting  Mar 20, 2008
Bill Lee's Born to Lose: memoirs of a Compulsive Gambler is an amazingly honest and candid look at the life of an extremely intelligent, warm person that has the illness of compulsive gambling.
As the wife of a compulsive gambler, I would strongly suggest that anyone who has a loved one with this illness to read the book. There is comfort in reading this that the gambler as well as family members are not alone. It truly allows you to get in his mind and understand this illness. It's educating and gives hope that anyone that has a gambling problem can live a happy life if they seek help. Even as a family member of a compulsive gambler, it has helped me in so many ways! You won't be able to put it down! Great Book!!
born to lose is a beacon of hope...  Dec 24, 2007
I am a recovering compulsive gambler. I stumbled across Bill Lee's book
in the "addiction" section of a book store. There weren't any other books concerned with compulsive gambling, so I bought "born to lose." I couldn't put this book down!! What a truly realistic story. While every G.A. story is unique, there are always some similarities that bind us all together.Bill's story will hit home on many of the same experiences we've all had.It will take the reader through the progressive phases of gambling and right on back up through the progressive phases of recovery.

This is a must read for anyone suffering from compulsive gambling. I would especially encourage members who have surrendered to G.A. to read
"born to lose". Ultimately, it is a story of hope and perseverance. Lee's
willingness to get his story out there is a fine example of working the
recovery program and,in particular, the 12th Step.

Thank you for sharing your journey with us and best wishes on your continued recovery!!!
Great Book  Sep 20, 2007
I bought this book because I am concerned for a friend of mine who is a compulsive gambler. I wanted to figure out how he thinks, what drives him to do what he does. This book explained all that and much more. It explained to me that gambling is an addiction/disease that is difficult to overcome by yourself. The gambler needs help but often will not seek it out. GA information is in the book also as are the 12 steps. Bill Lee and my friend are have the same personality. I really learned alot about my freind and I hope someday he will seek out the information in this book for himself.

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