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This review is from: The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death (Hardcover)
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Colson Whitehead feels the need to go into training when he is staked by “Grantland” magazine to participate in the World Series of Poker. He has played in home games, but never before ventured into a casino to play poker. He fears the humiliation and shame that comes with bowing out early in the big tournament.
But then again Colson Whitehead feels that doom and humiliation lurk around just about every nook and cranny of life. The looming tournament just adds to his burden.
Mr. Whitehead’s self-deprecating humor is what makes this poker memoir different from others that have gone before. “The Noble Hustle” is awash in pop culture and literary references which also adds to the fun.