Whether Matusow has conquered his demons or not (and one has to believe that nearly everyone, even his opponents, are rooting for him), to say that Matusow has lived a colorful life is a little like saying that Carrot Top is starting to look a little garish. Aside from the brutal self-examination of a man fraught with self-sabotaging urges and bouts of depression, Check-Raising the Devil has plenty of tales of ecstasy-fueled rides on the wild side of Sin City. This is still the man who practically went broke because he had a dream that Scotty Nguyen would win the 1998 World Series of Poker (he did), and I’m still laughing at the pride Matusow seems to have as he looks at one of his couches and remembers the time a porn star held court there one wild night. In the end that means that aside from being good for you, Check-Raising the Devil is as entertaining as the man on TV.
Now can we finally get this man on Dancing with the Stars?