Rise and Fly: Tall Tales and Mostly True Rules of Bid Whist

Rise and Fly: Tall Tales and Mostly True Rules of Bid Whist

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Rise and Fly: Tall Tales and Mostly True Rules of Bid Whist by Greg Morrison, Yanick Rice Lamb

“Proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all these more important undertakings where mind struggles against mind.” —Edgar Allan Poe, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”

“Ha, ha, fool, ya lost! Rise and fly, %@#*!” —Uncle Ralph after running a Boston, Jones family reunion, 2002

Here’s a rollicking celebration and guide to bid whist, the official game of family reunions, cookouts, backyard barbecues, and house parties. In Rise and Fly, veteran journalists Greg Morrison and Yanick Rice Lamb explore the deeper secrets of the game, including:

• strategies for beating the stuffing out of your opponents

• hints for successful trash-talking

• the official rules and exotic variations to keep things interesting

• tips for organizing tournaments

• resources for taking your game to the next level

• a whole slew of recipes for whist-worthy snacks

Full of history, lore, and the personal recollections of celebrities and regular folks alike, this is the first all-in-one book of bid whist, a treasure for anyone who’s ever pulled up to the table and been dealt in.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307544322
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 03/10/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Greg Morrison has worked as a producer for BET News, NBC News, and MSNBC.

Yanick Rice Lamb was the founding editor of BET Weekend magazine and was editor in chief of Heart and Soul magazine.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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