Identify a recent book about a con man or hustler who turned his life around
December 10, 2008 10:01 AM Subscribe
Book Filter: Help me identify the book about a con man or hustler that my friend's husband heard about on the radio recently
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My friend is trying to identify a book that her husband mentioned hearing about on the radio in the D.C. area recently, in order to buy it for a surprise xmas gift.
The radio show (one of the local shows where the target audience is younger guys) interviewed the author during a speaking tour about the book. The book would have been a decent seller, but doesn't seem to appear on any bestseller lists that we have found. The title of the book might have had something with either angels or devils in it.
The book, which would have been released within the last year, was about a con man or hustler and detailed his exploits during his heyday. Some of the stories might have had something to do with gambling or poker. The book then talked about him turning his life around to become a consultant on those kinds of issues.
My Google-fu is failing me on this, despite doing some serious looking around. I found a few books that sort of match, but nothing published recently. (We thought we found it upon seeing "Con man or Saint", but unfortunately that turns out to have been published in 1969...) I know that it wasn't the story from "Catch me if you can", because he really liked that movie and would have been able to identify the story.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated!