Artie Lange to sign books in Ridgewood

Artie Lange book signing

Artie Lange will sign copies of his book, “Wanna Bet?,” at Bookends in Ridgewood, July 17.

Artie Lange will sign copies of his third book, “Wanna Bet? A Degenerate Gambler’s Guide to Living on the Edge,” at 6:30 p.m. on July 17 (the day of its release) at Bookends in Ridgewood. For information, visit

The New Jersey-bred comedian and actor’s two previous two memoirs, “Too Fat to Fish” (2009) and “Crash and Burn” (2014), were both best-sellers.

The book, co-written by Anthony Bozza, is being published by St. Martin’s Press. According to the book’s official web page, Lange uses the book to “explain[s] the philosophy that has kept his existence boredom-free since the age of 13 — the love of risk. An avid sports better and frequent card player, Lange believes that the true gambler gets high not from winning, but from the chaotic unknown of betting itself. He recounts some of his favorite moments, many of which haven’t involved money at all. … The book is a tour of a subculture where bookies and mobsters, athletes and celebrities ride the gambling roller coaster for the love of the rush.”

The former “Howard Stern Show” member and current co-star of the HBO series “Crashing” has been in the news often, over the past year, for health, drug and legal problems, but still does standup comedy. His next New Jersey show takes place Aug. 12 at the Comedy Shoppe at the Holiday Inn in Budd Lake. For information, visit


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