And Maria Konnikova

Edith Zimmerman

Hi, I’m Edith, and this is a newsletter with comics and links. I’d love to know what you think; please feel free to reply to this email!


  • The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win, by Maria Konnikova [Penguin Random House]. Also: Maria on Twitter.

  • Konnikova in conversation with David Epstein, for Penguin Random House.

  • The Biggest Bluff reviewed in the NYT: “Konnikova is like your smart friend who instantly contextualizes everything by sharing the latest data and sharpest insight, whom you come to quote too often to other friends and family.”

    The Biggest Bluff excerpts:

  • NYT: “Poker Taught Me How to Deal With the Hand of Fate.”

  • FiveThirtyEight: “The Hard Truth Of Poker — And Life: You’re Never ‘Due’ For Good Cards.”

  • The Atlantic: “How I Became a Poker Champion in One Year.” (“And I’m left with that frustrating not-quite-rage that, weeks later, miraculously coalesces into knowledge.”)

  • Also: Slate, Wired, Vanity Fair.