A Pool Hustler's Daughter grows up in subterranean America. She dreams big, hustles daily and loves her Daddy. With empathy, fascination and grace she navigates and inhabits every tier of society; sees beauty and hope and magic in all things; respects and lives by the "mitzvah."
A Pool Hustler's Daughter calculates the trifecta payout at the racetrack, hides money on three parts of her body, has an arsenal of "Uncles," and keeps a baseball bat by the front door. She values friendship, loyalty and experiences over "things." Like her father, she seeks to learn "The secrets of the universe" and believes "Life ain't on the square." She applauds the self-made and those who learn to "overcome" their circumstances. Her door is always open for a sofa to sleep on, a hot meal, or an eager listener for a life story.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Billiards Digest November 2015 Cover Article,"The Epitome of Cool"
An essay on my late father, Freddy 'the Beard' Bentivegna, David Mamet, Helaine Garren and the pool room that inspired Walter Tevis to write "The Hustler" - Bensinger's Billiard Academy
"Tell me, the dream , again..." "Well, it's night, and New York is particularly quiet. It's not necessarily late at...