I recently read a very entertaining book about road players and
pool hustlers. "Playing off the Rail" by David McCumber (Random
House -- ISBN 0-679-42374-5).
McCumber is a professional writer who became a stakehorse for
a pretty good shooter from San Francisco, Tony Annigoni. They spent
nearly four months on the road, hitting tournaments and looking for
big money games in Seattle, Vancouver, Chicago, New York, Miami,
It's sort of an insider's look at some colorful characters,
different types of hustles, strategies in various games, and so on.
I think most pool players would enjoy this book. I'd be interested
to know if anyone else in this group has read it.
"The trouble with pool is that it's
no good if you don't win." -- Fast Eddie Felson