Re: RARA-AVIS: hustlers, beats and others

From: James Rogers (
Date: 04 May 2000

At 10:56 AM 5/4/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Last night I started reading Ned Polsky's "Hustlers, Beats and Others," and
>though it's a sociology textbook and not fiction, it would certainly be of
>interest to rara-avians. The section on pool hustling is fascinating; it
>goes into the lifestyle and the methods of the con in some detail, with an
>insider's perspective since Polsky was (is?) a hustler himself as well as a
>sociology prof.
    I think I may have read an excerpt from that. Is this the one where he talks about throwing games in order to set the mark up for a big kill?


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