In The Noble Hustle, Colson Whitehead dives unflinchingly into the world of high-stakes poker tournaments. Though he had never played professionally, Whitehead was sent by Grantland to compete in Vegas. He had only six weeks to get up to par, physically and mentally, and the experience is a hilarious eye-opener. The Noble Hustle is part travel memoir, and part undercover study of a strange subculture. It will hook you and it won’t let go.