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Help Cat w/ Freddy the Beard Book

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Raised by 35 people in 13 months


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.

Click here for a taste of the opening chapter:

https://phdaughter.com/blogs/phd-flashbacks/sundays-by-catherine-bentivegna-adami

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
Thank you!
Cat Bentivegna Adami, The Pool Hustler’s Daughter
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Dear Friends,

I’m riding the NYC subway right now to another outstanding workshop with the renown and nurturing Marion Winik from NPR’s “All Things Considered” and wanted to let you know how incredibly exciting and stimulating this program is with all it’s 14 hour days of non-stop, sexy writer action. I’m so HAPPY right now.

This afternoon I have the opportunity to pitch 14 Literary Agents a few blocks from the Diamond District where my Dad and I would visit one of the most famous Pool Hustler’s in the world, the late Brooklyn Jimmy.

I’m half mad from exhaustion right now but I see my Dad everywhere on the streets of New York from a 22 year old kid walking into the “7/11” pool room for the first time, to eating a pastrami sandwich at Katz’s with his restless grandkids that he nearly suffocated with strong, bearded kisses.

Thanks again for getting me here.

Now, let me get an agent!

Cat XXOO
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For my $100 donors, here’s the Trifecta Box(as long as these 4 horses SHOW together, we win) as one part of your rewards. We’ll split the pot when we win! Let’s go Good Magic! Thank you, again, my wonderful Patrons of the Arts! - The Pool Hustlers Daughter XXOO
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I'm at 88% funded! Almost there!
Thanks for supporting my new book and this advantageous writing program! I'm grateful to rock stars like Latin Roman Eva Braverman., Parker Mom and Philanthropist Rose Lizarraga., Fellow Abraham Lincoln Graduate Adam W., Former FWP Student Government President Ray Harth and Pool Legend Billy "Cardone"Incardona. Love you all! XXOO
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Help Cat w/ Freddy the Beard Book has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to Margaret, Jennifer and Terri.
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