Hall of Fame Pool Legend, author and Folk Hero -Freddy ‘the Beard’ Bentivegna was one of the most fascinating and inspirational characters of 20th Century subterranean America. His life as a Pool Hustler intertwined with some of the most famous political and cultural events in history. He made sure to give the best pooI people in America their due in his "Encyclopedia of Pool Hustlers" and now it's time he received his own acknowledgement.
Everyone knows of my great love for my father. I admired his tenacity, his brilliance, and his progressive life philosophy. He wanted the best for me, and I for him, and in that way we were sympatico. We experienced and believed in "good magic" and being in control of our own separate destinies, together.
I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to complete my manuscript on my father’s incredible life and sign with a new literary agent. Your funds will pay for extensive, professional editing and my stay in NYC to workshop and pitch the project at June 2018’s highly competitive Writers Hotel program that the manuscript, “Life Ain’t on the Square” has been accepted into. Please help make this dream a reality! I’ve got the stories, the first class resources in NYC and momentum to get a book deal and give my famous and beloved father the proper recognition he deserves.
Yes, he taught World Champion Efren ‘the Magician’ Reyes how to play one-pocket, but pool was just the tool to learn the “secrets of the universe” found in a life “not on the square.” Exceptional, exciting, authentic and often hilarious stories of adventure await to delight you in this book.
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Any of The Beard’s pals can attest that there’s much to learn from his valuable life lessons. Hall of Fame Legend, Bill Incardona called Freddy, “A realist with a twist.” The Beard believed culture and characters would elevate Pool to High Art. Acclaimed writers Walter Tevis, ”The Hustler” and David Mamet, “Pool Halls” as well as the late “Bensinger’s” photographer Helaine Garren, also believed this.
Please help me make The Beard’s dream a reality! And mine! Bank on, Brothers and Sisters! Never forget, “Life Ain’t on the Square!” For more on my Dad, check out freddythebeard.com
Cat Bentivegna Adami, The Pool Hustler’s Daughter￼
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