MATT TAIBBI on THE BUSINESS SECRETS OF DRUG DEALING with Benjamin Grippo
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November 16, 2021 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
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.