From Thai Refugee Camp Captive to 2007 World Series of Poker Champion!

Contact: Paul Ohlson                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Medallion Press Inc.
Tel: (630) 513-8316 extension 228




St. Charles, Illinois—January 20, 2010—Medallion Press Inc. is thrilled to announce that 2007 World Series of Poker Champion, Jerry Yang, along with Mark Tabb, has signed on to release his nonfiction memoir titled All In, for publication in July of 2011, in a book deal by Lee Hough at Alive Communications.  In this honest, heart-wrenching, and triumphant account, Jerry looks back on his rags-to-riches life story.  From his poverty-stricken childhood home in a Hmong village in the mountains of northern Laos to his 8.25 million-dollar victory at the 2007 World Series of Poker Championship, Jerry candidly reveals his darkest, most desperate times and his most inspiring moments.  Join him on his journey from a Thai refugee camp where he watched family members die before his very eyes, through his tribulations in the US as he learned the language and graduated from college with a master’s degree in psychology, to his riveting poker victory after playing the sport for just two years.  All In dramatically intertwines Jerry’s amazing life with the key hands from the 2007 World Series of Poker in a page-turning story that will leave readers cheering Jerry on as he overcomes impossible odds to become a champion in poker and in life.

All In—Trade Paperback, July 2011, ISBN 9781605421889, Price: $24.95 U.S. $27.95

Booksellers order through IPG or H.B. Fenn


About Jerry Yang:

Jerry Yang survived the killing fields of southeast Asia after the fall of Saigon in 1975 and lived through four and a half years of hell in a Thai refugee camp, ultimately achieving academic and personal success in the slums of Nashville, Kansas City, and Fresno.  He earned a master’s degree in psychology and worked as a counselor for a foster parent agency.  Jerry has six children.  After winning the World Series of Poker, he donated over eight hundred thousand dollars to Make a Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, and Feed the Children.


About Mark Tabb:

Mark Tabb has authored or coauthored over twenty books, including Mistaken Identity (Howard/Simon & Schuster Books), which hit number one on The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly best seller lists the same week in April 2008.

Mark also worked with Alec Baldwin on The New York Times best seller A Promise to Ourselves (St. Martin’s Press, September 2008) and with Stephen Baldwin on The New York Times best seller, The Unusual Suspect (Hachette, 2006).  Mark’s individual titles address themes ranging from human suffering to downsizing and simplifying life.



About Medallion Press Inc.:

Medallion Press Inc. is a genre fiction and nonfiction publisher dedicated to creating the highest quality product, both inside and out.

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For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Paul Ohlson.



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