I’ll admit that I didn’t know a thing about poker before I picked up this book -- and I can’t say I retain much after. The point is this: Who cares? It’s Colson Whitehead we’re talking about. He could talk about fantasy football and I would still read it. Full of Whitehead’s trademark humor and perceptive life lessons, The Noble Hustle is a winner. As trite as it might sound, you realize that poker really is a metaphor for life -- you play the hand you’re dealt. You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.
Thank you to the publishers for the ARC.