Poker Hall of Famer and 14-time WSOP bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth, will aim to have his autobiography released in 2017. The working title is “The Poker Brat” which isn’t surprising to anyone.
The anticipated book will explore Hellmuth’s poker journey from starting out as a teenager, through his incredible WSOP success, and to his life today. He has been quoted as saying:
“This book is about how I made the transition from a high school loser with low self esteem to a world champion of poker at 24. It’s about the development of the Poker Brat, how I came from struggling so much with ego to finding great success.”
Hellmuth claims to have written the autobiography up to 1993. He recently said:
“Right now I’m still stuck in 1993 and editing the 70,000 words I’ve already written. It’s taking some time to get back to 1993, and at that point, I’ll have to decide what I want to talk about. I think I want to add about 20,000 words before we sell the book.”
Hellmuth already has one publication which featured on the New York Times bestseller list. ‘Play Poker Like the Pros’ dived into strategy and Hellmuth’s preferred playing style. Will Hellmuth’s autobiography be as popular?
His own words
The most exciting part of this autobiography is we will get an incredible insight into Phil Hellmuth’s mind. He is penning the whole book, and we all know how incredibly opinionated he is. Many events throughout his career will be explored, and we’re sure it won’t be short of controversy.