Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the World Series of Poker

Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the World Series of Poker

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by Paul McGuire
     
 

Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the World Series of Poker... Las Vegas lures you to shed moral responsibility and piss away your money on indulgences like decadent food, entertainment, gambling, and sex. If you don't enjoy these pastimes, then what's the point of visiting the land of compromised values? Where else can…  See more details below

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Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the World Series of Poker... Las Vegas lures you to shed moral responsibility and piss away your money on indulgences like decadent food, entertainment, gambling, and sex. If you don't enjoy these pastimes, then what's the point of visiting the land of compromised values? Where else can you get a cheap steak, crash a Mexican wedding, get cold-decked in blackjack by a dealer named Dong, play video poker for thirteen straight hours, drink pina coladas out of a plastic coconut, bum a cigarette from an 85-year-old woman with an oxygen tank, speed away to the Spearmint Rhino in a free limo, get rubbed by a former Miss Teen USA, puke in the back of a cab driven by a retired Navy SEAL, snort cheap cocaine in the bathroom at O'Sheas, and then catch a lucky card on the river to crack pocket aces and win a poker tournament? Only in Las Vegas.

Editorial Reviews

Amy Calistri
For all my voracious reading, I suspect Dr. Pauly's book was the feast I enjoyed most this year. And not just because it was well-written and included the delicious cynicism (replete with crack whores and degenerate gamblers) we've come to count on from the good doctor. Anyone who loves poker will relish the shocking tails of professional poker as viewed through Pauly’s Thompson-esque lens. But I loved it because it so beautifully captured the salad days of poker.
Brendan Murray
McGuire's love/hate relationship with Sin City is a recurring theme and anyone who has ever spent any length of time there will empathise easily scratch beneath the bright lights of the big city and sadness and loneliness are never far away. Nor is irony, gallows hu
Martin Harris
Lost Vegas additionally provides an insightful commentary on Las Vegas, circa early-21st century, that most intriguing American city that so often seems to provide the perfect context in which to demonstrate life's many absurdities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780557716173
Publisher:
Paul McGuire
Publication date:
04/20/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
339 KB

Meet the Author

Paul ‘Dr. Pauly’ McGuire is a writer originally from New York City. He has lived in Las Vegas, NV on and off since 2005. He covered the World Series of Poker and numerous other major poker tournaments for Tao of Poker, LasVegasVegas.com, Bluff Magazine, Poker Player Newspaper, Fox Sports, Poker News, and Poker Stars Blog. His poker travels have taken him to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlantic City, Connecticut, Spain, Denmark, Monte Carlo, Australia, New Zealand, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hungary, Mexico, the Bahamas, Argentina, Costa Rica, Uruguay, and the UK. When he’s not on the road, he divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.

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