I received my books today.
Thanks for the personalized signature!
There's a couple of books I'd like to write, but without the agreement of the people involved I won't be doing them. The life story of Jack Cooney (the most fascinating pool hustler of my lifetime) is one of them. I've asked him twice and it's still a no go.Come Jay...you got one more in the tank
Perhaps make them with pseudo names....There's a couple of books I'd like to write, but without the agreement of the people involved I won't be doing them. The life story of Jack Cooney (the most fascinating pool hustler of my lifetime) is one of them. I've asked him twice and it's still a no go.
Problem is too many people could connect the dots.Perhaps make them with pseudo names....
Those books are amazing
Lucky for me I was around for some of the times Jay writes about-not the parts I’m included in. Other stuff and I will say Jay has it spot on. There’s no fluff, embellishments or bullshit in those books. They are facts! Not “tall tails”. Which is great as it’s the life we lived as it really happened. We didn’t need any bullshit to have been in such a wonderful time in pool.
They sure are.The "game" is so much more than tips, chalk, glasses, shoes, aiming, etc., etc., etc., shame the vast majority can't experience it
Jay's writing is like entering a time capsule...
They sure are.
I’ve been working hard on my writing skills the past few years. And will continue to. Sadly pools kinda over now. Hustling has been since camera phones. So my time to see some of the soft white underbelly of pool that Jay did just isn’t there. Ergo I’ll never have the amount of material to pen than Jay possesses. But maybe I’ll come out with a book in 10 more years. Not sure. It’s not about $, it’s about preservation of history. Cowboy Jimmy Moores son has a ton of Cowboys writing in Vegas, what’s treasure that is.
I understand. I forget sometimes that many people know cities/names/stories enough to connect the dots.Problem is too many people could connect the dots.
Jay is still respecting the “game” by keeping known hustles, moves, and things we did and keeping them private. In this age of everyone making everything transparent-which I despise. Jay is keeping to the omertà (the code of silence) that was once honored in pool.
I stick to the same code as Jay, of course he has been around lot longer then me and is a better writer but trust me I have plenty of stories I’d love to tell, but can’t. I won’t break the code either. It’s sad some stories will just die with time.
I heard Doyle Brunson has been “talking” some about the old days in poker. I can’t fault him he’s in his mid 80’s now. Better to tell them than lose them. Maybe when jays 96 he will tell some. Until then Jay ain’t saying a peep. I’ll follow his lead with my limited stuff too.
like I said we were lucky to see what we saw/lived thick or thin.
I found this great, so it gets my strong recommendation:I’ve been working hard on my writing skills the past few years. And will continue to.