Whether you are a gambler, a drunk, a veteran, or just someone looking for a fast, raw read, Confessions of a Bronx Bookie gives you a first-hand glimpse into one of the more interesting facets of American life; the illegal backroom bookie. You will go way beyond the world of gambling when the author roller coasters you from the Bronx to Vietnam, New Orleans, Europe, and even South America Not since Randall McMurphy Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has there been such a memorable protagonist.
As you laugh away at the misadventures of this tortured soul, you won’t know whether to shake, smack, or smouch him. One thing’s certain, Connor Kelly’s spirit will stay with you long after you close this book. Hemingway famously went to Italy during WW I volunteering to drive an ambulance to gather “material.” Connor Kelly is the bloody material.