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Money for Nothing: One Man's Journey through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions | [Edward Ugel]

Money for Nothing: One Man's Journey through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions

At age 26, broke and knee-deep in gambling debt, Ed Ugel serendipitously landed a job as a salesman for The Firm, a company that offered up-front cash to lottery winners in exchange for their gradually doled-out prize money. Ed made a lucrative living by taking advantage of lottery winners' weaknesses - weaknesses he knew all too well.
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This wry and funny memoir tells the story of America's addiction to gambling from an astonishing angle. At age 26, broke and knee-deep in gambling debt, Ed Ugel serendipitously landed a job as a salesman for The Firm, a company that offered up-front cash to lottery winners in exchange for their gradually doled-out prize money. Ed made a lucrative living by taking advantage of lottery winners' weaknesses - weaknesses he knew all too well. As Ed saw up close the often hilarious, sometimes sad outcome when great wealth is dropped on ordinary people, who rarely have the financial savvy to keep up with the lottery-winner lifestyle, he discovered that the American Dream looks a lot like a day at the casino. And like those lottery winners, Ed struggled to find a balance in his own life as his increasing success earned him a bigger and bigger salary.

©2007 Edward Ugel; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"[A] sordid - and highly engaging - tale" (Wall Street Journal)
"A breezy, funny writer....By turns amusing and alarming." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Nikolaj 10-27-11

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    A fine inside view in a world that not many people see. It's fine to hear the author thorts on hees one work and the people that win. A story of sorrow and joy. Just as I like it.

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