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wooly1121  Author of the Amazon Best Seller - "Gambling with Demons & Drinking with the Devil" Check out my recently released book on Amazon, "I Finally Won"

When I started writing, "Gambling with Demons & Drinking with the Devil" I knew it was opening a door into a life that a lot of people knew nothing about. And to others, they didn't want to hear about it anymore. It was pretty much a tough spot for me to be in. 109 trips to Vegas came and went. The planes took off and the planes landed. The duration to me to even think about it these days is entirely exhausting. I think a lot of people simply see the outside view on it. Chicago to Vegas. Gamble. Vegas to Chicago. The end. There's so many more aspects that went into all of it. Time, effort and desire. Mixed in with my addictions, time took forever sometimes. But the older I get, the more I think about the people in my life. And now that I've leveled out and I'm a normal guy now, I can't help but think about my mentor that I used to have in the gambling world. He was as old as the prohibition almost, and taught me everything he could. From the 1920's to us fishing beyond the millennium, I am about to start writing, "The Guardian." Give me 365 days and I will have it on Amazon #books #book #writersofinstagram #bellagio #sincity #lasvegas #vegas #kcco #chiveon #saturday #gambling #gambler #amazon

When I was writing this, it was the ending that was pushing me to finish it all. How a decade of over one hundred trips to Vegas - had finally come to a moment in a cab leaving a Chicago airport. And how a simple conversation with a complete stranger, made all of it come to an end. But, being back in Vegas last weekend for a bachelor party was all that I needed. It was nice to be back. It was nice to walk the paths of Bellagio again. Or be 34 floors up in a penthouse suite, watching the Vegas world go by. The smells were pure again, the chips rang throughout my ears and I even gambled a little. With that, I decided to read my book for the first time. And it didn't bring it all back to life again and make me want to be back out there. Rather, it made me happy that a couple of years ago, I had one last hoorah. And man, I will never forget how lucky I am to have even lived a small part of that life. But, the cover tells a story of itself with me sitting there with a glass of whiskey in my hand. The quiet me staring out into the heavens - I'll always say it to myself for as long as I live, "This is heaven. Right here. We're in it now." #poker #gambling #wsop #chipporn #bellagio #lasvegas #kcco #chiveon #aria #vegas #books #bookstagram #writersofinstagram

I'll find a way to take a deep breath. And I'll find a way to agree that my demons are tamed. But, I won't have an answer until I finally hop back on a jet back to Chicago when it's all said and done. And I'm sure that a lot of memories will become present again. And for the first time in its existence, that's no ones fault. That's just called timing. So let my fucking demons meet me in the lobby of Bellagio. And let the devil send me off Sunday night when I fly out to return home to a quiet and normal life once and for all. Until then, well, I'm always coming back home from here on out. #vegas #wsop #gambling #palmtrees #bellagio #aria #sunsets #poker #pokernight #kcco #chiveon #Amazon #book #cali #d #e #bacheloretteparty #bachelorette #vegasnightlife #lasvegas #highlimit

So, there I stood with nothing left inside of me. Back on Ocean avenue with an open mindset. I came to the realization that I have openly exposed my entire 20's throughout two books to the entire world. I guess as each day passes me since my recent book has been released, the more alive all of that time in my life is becoming real again. And man, what a life it has been. From the extremes, to the passes that didn't let me sleep at night. And how the money has come and gone. But, the little moments in Santa Monica still haunt me through every image that I can't ever forget. I catch myself and I think about California and all of its ways every single day. Those sunsets, this sunset, the palm trees in the wind and her brown eyes wrapped around mine. Only to come to months later, on a bathroom floor at Bellagio. A long night of gambling and drinking became my present again. And all of those little images from Santa Monica seem to disappear. The ones of me in the back of a cab with the Hollywood sign going by me in the background. Heading back to my place on the ocean with another sad story from the casino. Sometimes it haunts me to some degree that I can't escape it. But, I force a smile. Because I will never forget walking across Wilshire boulevard. The ocean to our right and the rest of the world to our left. And I would watch my entire chance of happiness twirl in front of me. And let life take the rest. The second I remembered that, I opened up my laptop six months ago and started writing, "I Finally Won." So there's that. I guess I have that. #books #Amazon #santamonica #ocean #oceanave #lalaland #ca #cali #thoughts #sunset #kcco #chiveon #tuesday #instadaily #instabook #palmtrees #gambling #wsop #vegas #life #gambling #blackjack

If you enjoyed my first book or are looking for a new read, check out my latest my book, "I Finally Won" #poker #goodreads #gambling #vegas #amazon #books #bellagio #aria #wsop #blackjack #kcco #chiveon #dream #newbooks #kindle #lfg

Taking a day off from writing to enjoy the Chicago sun #whitesox #mlb #saturday #beerme #twins #sox #kcco #chiveon #baseball

#tbt to that time I won $100k in 45 minutes at Caesars. Then proceeded to get kicked out for spilling red wine all over the high stakes blackjack table #caesars #vegas #blackjack #highlimit #highstakes #chipporn #bellagio #wsop #poker #gambling #lasvegas #kcco #chiveon #tbt #life #notsorry

Flew back into LA to meet with my Amazon editors and they're finished! They finished ahead of time, but the release date will still be in May. It gives me just enough time to go back and forth if I need to. Keep your eye open for "I Finally Won." I have never been more proud of anything in my life. #book #bestselleragain #amazon #ifinallywon #poker #gambling #lasvegas #beach #manhattanbeach #santamonica #lalala #lalaland #hollywood #sunset #amazon #writer #book #vegas

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