Phil Hellmuth Gets Personal In New Book
One of the greatest names in poker, Phil Hellmuth, has been talking about his new project that is scheduled to be revealed to the world sometime early next year - his autobiography. The 1989 WSOP champ and 14-time gold bracelet winner is used to writing books and articles about poker, but this one is different. It's about the man rather than the game and promises to be a fascinating read for anyone who's interested in the poker world over the past two decades or so.
"Poker Brat" - named after Hellmuth's nickname within poker circles, was actually started in 2010, when he wrote the first 70,000 words. Then Black Friday hit, causing the popularity of poker to crater and no publishers would touch it at all, causing Hellmuth to lose the motivation to finish it. Since then, the game has been working itself back into the mainstream and Hellmuth got his mojo back when publishers came calling, asking him about it. He's dug it out and decided to add a few thousand more words.
Hellmuth says that this book is about the struggles that he had in his life, both as a kid and when he was a young man. It's about making the transition from "high school loser" (as he calls himself) to a poker champion at the age of 24. It's sure to be an amazing read.
After "Poker Brat", Hellmuth says that he's got plans for another book - this one more about the success than the struggle. Stay tuned.