Pauly McGuire

Pauly McGuire

LOS ANGELES

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Pauly McGuire is an LA-based sports writer, novelist, and jaded fan of the New York Knicks, Jets, Yankees, and Rangers. For nearly a decade, he covered the international poker circuit. His critically acclaimed 2010 book Lost Vegas chronicled working at the WSOP -- writing for Tao of Poker, Fox Sports, and Bluff Magazine -- during the wildest days of the poker boom. His most recent novel Fried Peaches came out in 2018 and is currently available on Amazon.

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