Poker as a Life is written by Roy Cooke and appears in the current issue of Card Player Magazine.
Here's a bit: "Players often ask me if I think they should go pro in poker. The answer is almost invariably a resounding, “No!” But, as is the case with most difficult questions in both life and poker, the answer is always: It depends. Choosing any career is a very life-defining decision. Choosing one with the stresses and uncertainty of a life at the green felt is risky, daring, and perhaps even foolish. But, it’s certainly a decision I can understand someone making. Poker has been very good to many players who put together a successful formula, but it has not been good to everyone who has pursued the game as a career.
There are two clichés that are both true, sort of: Poker is a hard way to make an easy living. And, play poker for a living and sleep till noon."