The Resource The noble hustle : poker, beef jerky, and death, Colson Whitehead, (electronic resource)

The noble hustle : poker, beef jerky, and death, Colson Whitehead, (electronic resource)

Label
The noble hustle : poker, beef jerky, and death
Title
The noble hustle
Title remainder
poker, beef jerky, and death
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. With just six weeks to train, our humble narrator plunged into the gritty subculture of high-stakes Texas Hold'em. There's poker here, sure, which means joy and heartbreak, grizzled cowboys from the game's golden age, and teenage hotshots weaned on internet gambling. Not to mention the overlooked problem of coordinating Atlantic City bus schedules with your kid's drop-off and pick-up at school. And then there's Vegas. 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. From the Hardcover edition
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
795.412
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1254
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • HUMOR / Form / Essays
  • Humor
  • GAMES / Gambling / General
  • Literary
  • Essays *
  • Poker
Label
The noble hustle : poker, beef jerky, and death, Colson Whitehead, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=19B97CB8-AEC1-42D4-897A-82F7B1CD7778
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385537063
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
19b97cb8-aec1-42d4-897a-82f7b1cd7778
Publisher number
EB00157027
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869386022
Label
The noble hustle : poker, beef jerky, and death, Colson Whitehead, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=19B97CB8-AEC1-42D4-897A-82F7B1CD7778
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385537063
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
19b97cb8-aec1-42d4-897a-82f7b1cd7778
Publisher number
EB00157027
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869386022

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