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Sleeping on the Couch

The adventures of Dave playing bridge with his wife, Anne

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: David Caprera

202pp | ISBN 978-1-77140-194-4

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $23.95        Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $19.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £12.95

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About the AuthorABOUT THE AUTHOR         Critics’ ViewpointCRITICS’ VIEWPOINT

All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the United States Bridge Federation Junior Program.

Here is what some of Dave’s friends who appear in the book had to say:

"I don’t bid like that because if I do I will end up sleeping on the couch." - Mike Passell

"When they travel to tournaments, Dave chooses their hotel by the comfort of the sofas." - Chris Compton

"If Dave had just bid 3NT and made it, he could have avoided the couch." - Bob Hamman

"If he slept on the couch that often playing precision, I don’t want to imagine where he would have slept playing 2/1." - Jeff Meckstroth

"The guy plays like he didn’t get a good night’s sleep." - Eddie Wold

"Annie deserves a bed of her own." - Kate McCallum

"I have played against Annie and Dave quite a bit. My advice to Dave is to keep your enemies close and your couch closer." - Bobby Levin

"Dave has a great teaching style for the juniors. But you can only carry 'do as i say, not as I do' so far. " - Michael Rosenberg

"Dave who?" - Judy Hummel

“For forty years I’ve been telling you to be more practical and you do this to me?” - Jack Oest

"Even bridge bums occasionally sleep in a bed." - Alan Sontag

"Perhaps Dave should play backgammon instead." - Kit Woolsey

"Mostly hopeless." - David Grainger

"Dave, it is time to come to bed now." - Anne Brenner

David Caprera

David Caprera is a lawyer in Denver, Colorado, married to Anne Brenner, his partner in life as well as bridge. He is on the USBF board, the District 17 disciplinary chair, coach of the USA under 26-2 junior team, and he writes a monthly column, "Sleeping on the Couch." His 17,000 master points aren't worth a damn without a national championship and his dream is that some day he wins the "Italian-American, pony-tailed tax specialist playing with the Francophile, retired pathologist, senior mixed BAM."


Dave is an incredibly funny writer; he is also a cerebral player who takes bridge extremely seriously. The 'sleeping-on-the-couch gag is a brilliant signature tagline for his columns.

— ACBL Bulletin    Date: 2019-07-08

An entertaining and instructive book.

— A New Bridge Magazine    Date: 2019-04-18



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