James McManus has covered poker for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Magazine, Card Player, ESPN.com, and The New Yorker. Positively Fifth Street, his memoir of finishing fifth in the World Series of Poker championship event, was a New York Times bestseller and is already considered a classic.

From David Mamet’s American Buffalo to Bill Gates’ memoir, poker expert James McManus shares five great works where the game plays a major hand. His new book, Cowboys Full, has just been published.