Out of Action
It was a pretty good night at Gamblers Anonymous. Eddie Rothman had been coming to these meetings, held in the basement of the Methodist Church on Lawrence Avenue every Tuesday night save holidays for more than three years now. Most of the meetings were excruciatingly boring, but Rothman kept coming to them for the simple reason that his doing so seemed to work. He had been out of action, as the gamblers say, for the full time, and so he had to conclude that GA worked—at least for him, at least thus far.
Rothman had told his own story over the first month or so that he had begun attending GA meetings. His problem was sports betting, especially college football, but other sports, too.
About the Author
Joseph Epstein last wrote “I Dream of Genius” for our September issue. He has written for the magazine for 50 years.