100pp | ISBN 978-1-55494-761-4
$11.95 $11.95 £6.95
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KATHLEEN VISHNER (Arizona) received her degree in Philosophy and was fortunate to be hired at the local Whataburger. Finding advancement opportunities limited (and rent monies short), she reluctantly changed career paths and became—of all things—a Certified Public Accountant. Thousands of business reports and countless financial statements later, Kathy gleefully retired and now spends time in more whimsical pursuits—like learning bridge. She lives in Green Valley, Arizona with her husband, Andy, and their two perfect cats, Bob and Annabelle.
“This book should be a comfort to players just starting out in the world of duplicate, which can seem arcane to many learners.”
— ACBL Bulletin Date: 2012-11-27
A book worth reading by beginning duplicate (read ‘intimidated’) players, bridge teachers, club owners, and any fan with a sense of humor. A lively and easy read.
— The Bridge World Date: 2012-09-20
\"A sunny introduction to the mysteries of duplicate bridge for the modestly skillful bridge player.\"
— Arizona Daily Star Date: 2012-02-07
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A book for all bridge players If you\'re a bridge player, experienced, novice or beginner, you will enjoy this book. It takes us through the experiences of a beginner duplicate player, with many funny stories of the author\'s personal learning experiences, and her first time actually playing the game. (I\'m still smiling as I write this). I also enjoyed the author\'s descriptions of her surrounding area and friends that she met through bridge. For experienced and novice players, this book will remind you of how intimidating the game can be for beginners, and how appreciated a smile or hello can be to any player. The beginner will learn that he or she is not alone, and \"this too shall pass\". Don\'t give up, it\'s a great game!
Reviewer: Yvette (From Amazon.com) Date: 2011-10-28
True and FUN! Your first days at Duplicate Bridge can be SCARY! A wonderful humorous story of finding your way through the first Duplicate Bridge months! Also a glimpse of a love story between husband and wife partners! This little book explains how one gets wrapped up in bridge, not only the challenge of learning all the rules, remembering them, but also the interactive play with many strangers, who will be come friends for life. In this little retirement community, these friends will be the ones to support your through you life, all the ups and downs. Besides Bridge is FUN to play, and Kathy\'s journey shows this well, as well as her move into retirement with Andy. A great book, not only about bridge, but making lifetime friendships and the success of partnering with you husband! Waiting for the \"after 49ers\" sequel.
Reviewer: Carrell M. Ebert (From Amazon.com) Date: 2011-10-24