The author of acclaimed books on gambling, golf, and travel, Michael Konik was a TV commentator on poker broadcasts, a columnist for Delta Air Lines SKY magazine and co-star of the short-lived Animal Planet series "Ella & Me," based on his bestselling dog book Ella in Europe. He's presently a composer and music producer at his jazz FreeHam Records.
In Michael Konik’s darkly satirical debut novel, an American Humbert Humbert is overwhelmed by fantasies of becoming a Vegas big shot.
Dubbed the “Dean of the World’s Gambling Writers,” Konik is a former Cigar Aficionado gaming columnist and TV poker analyst. The best-selling author of three acclaimed gambling-story collections, including The Man with the $100,000 Breasts, he brings his vast knowledge of the casino world to the pages of this viciously funny (and strangely inspiring) evisceration of our modern aspirational lifestyle.
Bill is a lucid, rational and powerful speaker who intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to "talk" due to events then taking place worldwide, events which he had seen plans for back in the early '70s. Since Bill has been "talking," he has correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from Top Secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 17 years of thorough research.
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