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Lay the Favorite

Friday, July 23, 2010

Beth Raymer tells how she wound up working for one of the biggest professional sports gamblers in Las Vegas. Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling is an account of her years in the high-stakes, high-anxiety world of sports betting and the cast of characters she met.

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Comments [6]

Eric Klausterman from East Hampton

I had the pleasure of hearing Ms. Raymer give a reading this past weekend at Hampton Books. It's interesting, her social tics and childlike mannerisms do undercut her intelligence. Nonetheless, she is a very, very funny writer and "Lay the Favorite" is a remarkable achievement.

Jul. 26 2010 02:12 PM
Gregory Paine from BQE

I heard this interview while driving and I was struck by the silkiness of this young woman's voice. I'm not sure if I'll read the book (I've never been much of a gambler) but Lopate, I beg you, please have her as a guest again-- soon!

Jul. 23 2010 04:23 PM
Stefan Whitehead

Great segment. I loved the questions she asked Lopate!
And if we're going to cast Beth sight unseen-- how about Drew Barrymore???

Jul. 23 2010 04:10 PM
francine from Bloomfield, NJ

Zooey Dechanel should play Beth- that is sight unseen, of course.

Jul. 23 2010 01:29 PM
Loren Gomez from CT

Agree, she might be a nice person or something, but she doesn't seem prepared to be on the show. Between her upspeak and lack of audible conviction in discussing the subject , I feel like she is getting ogled in the studio, which gives this a rather Howard Stern feel.

Jul. 23 2010 01:25 PM
Diedrich Knickerbocker

I'm sorry: this woman is extremely boring.

Jul. 23 2010 01:21 PM

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