Based on what little I know, I like Ricky Jay. I think he’s been good in the movies in which I have seen him, the bit of magic I’ve seen him do has been impressive and generally my impression of him is good. Or perhaps, “was good” would be more accurate. I just finished his book Dice: Deception, Fate, and Rotten Luck and it wasn’t good at all. It was too short and practically a children’s book. Very little text, lots of pictures. Should have been in the juvenile section of the library. Unless you think pictures of decaying dice are pretty, leave it on the shelf and read something else if you’re interested in the history of dice.