Confessions of a Hungarian Refugee
AMN (Pseudonym), author
At the age of 21, a young Hungarian refugee vanishes from his Dubrovnik tour-group in 1978. Over a timeline spanning almost sixty years, this fascinating autobiography will take you on a journey from his cold war upbringing in Budapest to San Francisco via an Italian refugee camp. With no formal education, the author crisscrosses the US for 18 years, as an IT contract/engineer. Briefly, he becomes a member of the Chicago Board of Trade. After failing as a trader and to cope with the stress and loneliness of life, he decides to become a Professional Poker player while continuing his IT consultancy. After 10 years of playing poker from Atlantic City to Las Vegas, where he enters the World Series of Poker in 1996, he finally settles in the San Francisco Bay area during the dot.com boom and bust. He moves to Sacramento where, in 2006, he embarks on his Spiritual Journey which ultimately helps him change his world view and set his priorities straight. Unfortunately, after dabbling into the occult and getting a glimpse of his past life persona, which would result in insomnia, anxiety and a mental breakdown. This book is a bittersweet, often self-deprecating, but surely illuminating, story for those seeking forgiveness, emotional balance and a peace of mind.