The Noble Hustle - Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death-logo

The Noble Hustle - Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death

Colson Whitehead

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The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead's hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as "Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins." On one level, The Noble Hustle is a familiar species of participatory journalism--a longtime neighborhood poker player, Whitehead was given a $10,000 stake and an assignment from the online online magazine Grantland to see how far he could get in the World Series of Poker. But since it stems from the astonishing mind of Colson Whitehead (MacArthur Award-endorsed!), the book is a brilliant, hilarious, weirdly profound, and ultimately moving portrayal of--yes, it sounds overblown and ridiculous, but really!--the human condition. After weeks of preparation that included repeated bus trips to glamorous Atlantic City, and hiring a personal trainer to toughen him up for sitting at twelve hours a stretch, the author journeyed to the gaudy wonderland that is Las Vegas - the world's greatest "Leisure Industrial Complex" -- to try his luck in the multi-million dollar tournament. Hobbled by his mediocre playing skills and a lifelong condition known as "anhedonia" (the inability to experience pleasure) Whitehead did not - spoiler alert! - win tens of millions of dollars. But he did chronicle his progress, both literal and existential, in this unbelievably funny, uncannily accurate social satire whose main target is the author himself. Whether you've been playing cards your whole life, or have never picked up a hand, you're sure to agree that this book contains some of the best writing about beef jerky ever put to paper. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:30