COLSON WHITEHEAD - The Noble Hustle

  

Wednesday, May 28 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Bestselling Author
COLSON WHITEHEAD

speaking & signing
The Noble Hustle:
Poker, Beef Jerky, & Death


"I have a good poker face because I am half dead inside." So begins the hilarious and unexpectedly moving adventures of an amateur player who lucked into a seat at the biggest card game in town--the World Series of Poker. We're huge fans of Colson Whitehead's novels, (Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist) and can't wait to hear him talk about his real life experience wheeling and dealing at the poker table in Las Vegas. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of The Noble Hustle from BookPeople. 

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"I have a good poker face because I am half dead inside." So begins the hilarious and unexpectedly moving adventures of an amateur player who lucked into a seat at the biggest card game in town--the World Series of Poker. In 2011, Grantland magazine sent award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead to brave the harrowing, seven-day gauntlet of 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.

In a world full of long shots and short odds, The Noble Hustle is a sure bet, a raucously funny 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.

 

COLSON WHITEHEAD is the author of the novels Zone One, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and Sag Harbor. He has also written a book of about his hometown, a collection of essays called The Colossus of New York. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Granta, Harper’s, and the New Yorker. A recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, a MacArthur grant, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, he lives in New York City. 
 
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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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$8.99
ISBN: 9780385537056
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books - May 6th, 2014

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