MATT TAIBBI on THE BUSINESS SECRETS OF DRUG DEALING with Benjamin Grippo

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November 16, 2021 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

FREE

Author, investigative reporter and RollingStone National Political Correspondent Matt Taibbi returns for a conversation on his (almost true) new book on the ins-and-outs of working in the drug trade. Taibbi will be joined by Benjamin Grippo, founder of Artists Against Overdose and creator of the podcast Benn Breaks Bread.

The Business Secrets of Drug Dealing tells the story of a hyper-observant, politically-minded, but humorously pragmatic weed dealer who has spent a working life compiling rules for how to a) make money and b) avoid prison.

Each rule shapes a chapter of this fast-paced outlaw tale, all delivered in Huey’s deliciously trenchant argot. Here are a few of them:


• No guns but keep shooters.
• Stay behind the white guy.
• Don’t snitch.
• Always have a job.
• Be multi-sourced.
• Get your money and get out.

Part edge-of-the-seat suspense story, part how-to manual in the tradition of The Anarchist Cookbook, The Business Secrets of Drug Dealing is as scintillating as it is subversive. Just reading it feels illegal.

 
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Copies of The Business Secrets of Drug Dealing signed by the author are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.
 
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Matt Taibbi is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Hate, Inc., I Can’t Breathe, The Divide, Griftopia, and The Great Derangement, is a contributing editor for RollingStone and winner of the 2007 National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary.
 
Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign and its Travelers Arts Impact Grant program, with major support from The Travelers Foundation. For more information call 860-247-0998 or visit marktwainhouse.org.

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November 16, 2021
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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