Money for Nothing
One Man's Journey Through the Dark Side of Lottery MillionsBook - 2007
In this wry and funny memoir, Edward Ugel tells the story of America's addiction to the lottery from an astonishing angle. At age twenty-six, Ed found himself broke, knee-deep in gambling debt, and moving back into his parents' basement. It all changed, however, when he serendipitously landed a job as a salesman for The Firm-a company that offered up-front cash to lottery winners in exchange for their prize money, often paid in agonizingly small annual payments, some lasting up to twenty-five years. For the better part of the ensuing decade, Ed spent his time closing deals with lottery winners, making a lucrative and legitimate-if sometimes not-so-nice-living by taking advantage of their weaknesses . . . weaknesses he knew all too well. Ed met hundreds of lottery winners and saw up-close the often hilarious, sometime sad outcome when great wealth is dropped on ordinary people.
Publisher: New York : Collins, c2007
Edition: First ed
Description: xviii, 238 p. : 24 cm
Branch Call Number: 795.38 Uge