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Robert Anasi

Robert Anasi is the author of The Gloves: A Boxing Chronicle and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Salon, the London Times, and Playboy. He also wrote the introduction to a new edition of A. J. Liebling’s classic The Sweet Science. His new book Golden Man: The Remarkable Quest of Gene Savoy will be published in 2010.


Game Over

Fall 2009 | Essays

“I’m just a piece of trash from the gutter,” Jesse told me with pride. “I was born to be what I am. I come from a family of hustlers. Most people at family reunions. They talk about their kids and who got married and shit. At my family reunions, everyone talks about how much paper they made on their last hustle, and how bad they fucked somebody up.”