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The Noble Hustle

(2014)
Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
A non fiction book by

 
 
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad

In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch - he'd never played in a casino tournament before. With just six weeks to train, our humble narrator took the Greyhound to Atlantic City to learn the ways of high-stakes Texas Hold'em.

Poker culture, he discovered, is marked by joy, heartbreak, and grizzled veterans playing against teenage hotshots weaned on Internet gambling. Not to mention the not-to-be overlooked issue of coordinating Port Authority bus schedules with your kid's drop-off and pickup at school. Finally arriving in Vegas for the multimillion-dollar tournament, Whitehead brilliantly details his progress, both literal and existential, through the event's antes and turns, through its gritty moments of calculation, hope, and spectacle. Entertaining, ironic, and strangely profound, this epic search for meaning at the World Series of Poker is a sure bet.

An NPR Best Book of the Year



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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-385-53705-0 / 978-0-385-53705-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-345-80433-3 / 978-0-345-80433-4 (USA edition)
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Title: The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
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Title: The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
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