Just finished the book of the above title by James McManus and I recommend it highly.
Not a big fan like most of America of the ESPN Poker shows, but this book really captures the excitement and luck of poker.
Harpers Magazine hires writer McManus to go out to the World Series of Poker and write a magazine piece on it. McManus, who discusses the "Bad Jim" in himself, decides to spend the advance Harpers' gives him to get into the tourney. (Don't we all have a Bad Jim lurking inside.)
A parallel story is about Ted Binion, one of the owners of the casino where the World Series of Poker is held and how Binion is violently snuffed out by his "buddy" and his stripper girlfriend. Parts of the book have a real James Ellroy feel to it, which is sleazy and fun. Highly recommended.