The Noble Hustle (Colson Whitehead)

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The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345804334
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Published: Anchor - March 3rd, 2015

In THE NOBLE HUSTLE, Whitehead focuses his prodigious talents on nonfiction, with an incredibly funny and insightful look at American culture through the lens of one of its strangest sporting spectacles--the World Series of Poker. "I have a good poker face because I am half dead inside," and so begins an existential odyssey of self-deprecating humor, piercing social commentary and delicious delicious beef jerky. Actually, it's less about poker than the lengths Americans will go to find excitement, diversion and success. You will laugh out loud and awkwardly cringe, quite often on the same page. It's the perfect read for sports fans, as well as fans of cultural criticism and just plain good writing. I can't recommend THE NOBLE HUSTLE enough.

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