Click here to buy a print copy on Amazon.
Click here to buy an e-book for Kindle.
Click here to buy an e-book for the Nook for $8.88!
Click here to buy a print copy on Lulu.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

e-Lost Vegas for Your New Kindle, Nook, and iPad!

Merry Christmas to everyone. Were you a good enough of a boy/girl that Santa hooked you up with a new Kindle, Nook, or iPad? If so, you're in luck because the e-book version of Lost Vegas is only a few clicks away!

Click here to buy Lost Vegas for Kindle and iPads

Click here to buy Lost Vegas for the Nook

For print copies, you can always head directly to page for Lost Vegas, or if you want to save a few bucks, right now through December 31st, you can get 10% off of print copy of Lost Vegas via Lulu using coupon code: PEARTREE.

Thanks for your support.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Goat's Review

One of my favorite scribes, Julius Goat, penned a stellar review of Lost Vegas. He wrote it as guest post for Full Tilt's Poker From the Rail blog. Check it out, because it's one of my favorites.

Here's a sample...
I'm here to tell you, brothers and sisters of the congregation: Lost Vegas is about as interested in poker as Fear and Loathing was in the Mint 400. Sure, WSOP happening in the background, but Lost Vegas is not about poker. It's almost not about poker as a mission statement. Instead, it's about being in that time, and that place. More specifically, it's about being Paul McGuire in Las Vegas; there during the World Series of Poker, sure, and covering it, sure, but that's just the wallpaper. These are impressions of a lifeguard on duty when a singularly large and greasy wave swelled out from the sea of the American Dream, lapped up on shore, elevated a few, killed many others, and, for the rest of us, got a bit of sand between our toes... MORE

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Now Available on Nook!

If you have a Nook, or planning on getting one for Christmas, well here's a bit of good news because Lost Vegas is now available for sale on as a Nook book. The cost of a Nook version of Lost Vegas is $9.99.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

European Press for Lost Vegas

Do you speak French or German?

I did an interview with Donk Magazine... don't forget that it's in German!

Benjo was interviewed by a Swiss magazine about the French version of Lost Vegas. Check out Slow Rolled.... if you can read French.

In case you were wondering, the French version of Lost Vegas will be published by Inculte in the second half of 2011.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

e-Lost Vegas now on

Good news to all of you Kindle users (or soon to be new Kindle users)... the e-book for Lost Vegas is available at It cost only $9.99...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Sale! Get 15% Off; Lost Vegas Now Available on

Great news. After months of waiting, Lost Vegas is now available on! If that's where you do the bulk of your Christmas shopping, then stop by my page and pick up a copy or two.

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If you want to save $3, then you can buy copies of Lost Vegas for 15% off via At checkout, you use coupon code STOCKING305.

The 15% off coupon is valid through December 15th. Don't worry... the discount comes out of the publisher's pocket and I get my full cut.

Just a reminder... Lost Vegas is cooked to order, which means it's Print-On-Demand (POD). Due to high volume of orders with my publisher, I encourage you to buy the book before December 5th to ensure a Christmas deliver.
Click here to buy a print copy on Lulu. Don't forget to use code STOCKING305 for 15% off.

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to buy a print copy on Amazon.

Click here to buy the e-Book for $9.99.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Buy e-Lost Vegas

The e-book version of Lost Vegas is now available for Kindles and priced at $9.99!

The ePub version will not be available for another month or so. My apologies for the delay. For now, just the PDF version has been released.

Click here to buy an e-version of Lost Vegas.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The e-book Version of Lost Vegas Available 10/10/10

For everyone who has been waiting for an electronic version of Lost Vegas, well, I have great news! The e-book will be available on 10/10/10. The cost is $10. The e-book will be for sale at

For more info, follow @LostVegasBook on twitter.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Lost Vegas Interview on This Week in Poker

Here's my appearance on This Week in Poker that we recorded live on at the This Week In studios in Santa Monica. Other guests included Lacey Jones (video call from London in bed and in a bathrobe) and Jess Welman (aka the Tina Fey of poker).

During my segment, we discussed Lost Vegas, but also touched on the Phish book that I'm writing.

Thanks for the gang at Wicked Chops Poker for having me on This Week in Poker.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lost Vegas Interview with Shamus

Short-stacked Shamus penned a review of Lost Vegas a couple of weeks ago.

We also sat down for a thorough interview and discussed some of the background information about the publication and overall creative process behind Lost Vegas. I also get asked about my favorite authors and major influences.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Few Early Reviews for Lost Vegas

Here's what the folks on the street are saying about the Lost Vegas...
Dr. Pauly Gets To Grips with The Real Sin City and its Highs and Lows by Brendan Murray (Card Player Europe)

The Book Review by Short-Stacked Shamus (Betfair)

A Friend and His Pen by Otis (Rapid Eye Reality)

Review: Lost Vegas by Poker Shrink (Keeping Your Head in (All) the Game)

Review: Lost Vegas by Wolynski (Wolynski)

Summer Reading: Lost Vegas by Short-Stacked Shamus (Hard-Boiled Poker)

Book Review: Lost Vegas by Ernest (Throwin’ Rocks)

Book Review: Lost Vegas by Chad Holloway (Predict’em)

Book Project by Kara Scott (Card Runners)
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


"For all my voracious reading, I suspect Dr. Pauly's book was the feast I enjoyed most this year. And not just because it was well-written and included the delicious cynicism (replete with crack whores and degenerate gamblers) we've come to count on from the good doctor. Anyone who loves poker will relish the shocking tails of professional poker as viewed through Pauly’s Thompson-esque lens. But I loved it because it so beautifully captured the salad days of poker." - Amy Calistri, co-author of Check-Raising the Devil

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"McGuire’s love/hate relationship with Sin City is a recurring theme and anyone who has ever spent any length of time there will empathise easily scratch beneath the bright lights of the big city and sadness and loneliness are never far away. Nor is irony, gallows humour, and the plain outrageous." - Brendan Murray, CardPlayer Europe

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"Lost Vegas additionally provides an insightful commentary on Las Vegas, circa early-21st century, that most intriguing American city that so often seems to provide the perfect context in which to demonstrate life's many absurdities." - Martin Harris, Same Difference

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"I don't fault the few people who think Pauly fictionalizes his life. If I hadn’t seen a lot of it, I'd call shenanigans, too. However, as an occasional character in his misadventures, I can point to my mild liver damage and need for serious therapy as proof Pauly writes the truth. It's not always pretty, it's often disturbing, and it's bound to leave you slightly scarred, but it’s real. He also tosses a mean lime." - Brad 'Otis' Willis, Rapid Eye Reality

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"Pauly not only gives us his unique take on the bright lights and fast money of the Vegas we all know, but he illuminates the dark corners we don't, or don't want to, see with his driving prose, original voice and impeccable eye for detail." - Joe Speaker

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"Pauly has the chameleon-like ability to be the fly on the wall, or the eye of the hurricane when it comes to the crazy stuff that goes on in the poker world. Some in poker will want to hide when Lost Vegas comes out, some will crave the attention, but everyone will read it as soon as they can get their hands on it." - John Caldwell, (Former) Editor in Chief of

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"If you don't know what 'WAKE UP AND RAGE!' means... well, you will after reading this book." - The Joker, Coventry Music

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"I've spent a lot of time in Las Vegas and a lot of that time late at night in some casino or bar. I've seen my share of the seedy underbelly of Sin City. As a psychologist I sometimes even write about what I observe; from a professional distance, of course! Dr. Pauly on the other hand swims in the muck, talks to the animals and spins tales that only the deeply involved can experience. Truth is definitely stranger than fiction in Pauly's Lost Vegas." - Dr. Tim Lavalli, co-author of Check-Raising the Devil

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"Paul McGuire is one my all-time favorite stylist American writers for fiction, non-fiction, and his comic, travel misadventures. He is a mix of O'Henry, Jack Kerouac, and Charles Bukowski. Lost Vegas is a metaphor for the watershed cultural, economic, social, and ethical changes we face in these times of scary uncertainty. Hooray for Paul McGuire's thought-provoking comedy. It will leave you wanting to read more and more." - Johnny Hughes, author of Texas Poker Wisdom

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"The REAL World Series of Poker isn't what you see in one hour snippets on ESPN. It's the behind-the-scenes action and debauchery, the drunkenness, the dreams, and all the shit in between. Nobody has immersed himself in the sin of Las Vegas during the WSOP more than Dr. Pauly. His ability to personalize and tell the tales of this insanity is a unique gift and makes Lost Vegas an absolute must read. Unfortunately we don't read books. However, we've already got it in our Netflix cue when 'they' inevitably make it into a movie." - Wicked Chops Poker

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"Lost Vegas will be based on much of what we’ve been reading over the years on Tao of Poker, though I personally know the book is what Pauly’s been saving his best, so-far untold stuff for... so I'm confident every poker-industry douche insider will be eager to read what he’s been holding back." - Dan Michalski,

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"There will be stories that will make you laugh and some that will shock you. But, all of them will entertain you. Lost Vegas is sure to become the next great book about America's adult playground." - AlCantHang

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"Fans of both poker and degeneracy HAVE to read this book. Pauly's life is a fantasy camp. People should PAY to live as Pauly." - Iggy from Guinness and Poker

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"Au menu : des putes, des drogués, des strip-teaseuses, des joueurs dégénérés, et encore bien d'autres accros de toute sorte, dans une ville entièrement fondée sur l'addiction." - Benjamin 'Benjo' Gallen, noted French journalist

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