License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver

License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver

by Rick Harrison

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ISBN-13: 9781401303808
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,094,533
File size: 45 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rick Harrison lives in Las Vegas, NV where he is the owner-operator of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.

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License to Pawn 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 128 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having seen several episodes of "Pawn Stars" and having formed impressions of the main characters, I was quite suprised to learn about their lives before, and behind the cameras. I have to admit that I am truly impressed by what Rick has been able to achieve considering what he went through in his earlier years. I think though that his story revives the Anmerican folklore found in the early years of indsutrialization. Although it is not exaxtly "a rags to riches" story, it does illustrate what can happen when a person is willing to work hard in persuit of a goal. The book is written in a first person narrative and takes on the tone as if you were talking to the people over a cup of coffee. It is a simply told, down to earth story told by those who live it. A pleasurabe, and informative look into the lives of these people and the goings on in pawnshops across the country.
S-Z More than 1 year ago
For anyone who is down on his/her luck -- even those who walk into Harrison's pawn shop -- this book should be truly inspirational. It details how one family beat the odds (including drugs and other vices), poured their hearts and bank accounts into a business, and ultimately achieved unimaginable success. "Pawn Stars" ranks among my favorite shows and so, like other reviewers, I was a bit disappointed there weren't more stories about items brought into the shop (the history, deals made, etc.), but still, this is a very good -- and easy -- read. I hope Rick pens a second book!
Nick_Reading More than 1 year ago
This book keeps you going!! You can't wait to find out more and even at 1:20am keep flipping along. Plus the NOOK price can't be beat.
larryandbeth More than 1 year ago
This autobiography is told in an honest and unassuming way. I found out trivia on not only antiques but contemporary items as well. This man pulled himself up by the bootstraps and turned around his life. More power to him!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will learn about everyone on the show and learn things about the shop, things they don't show you on the show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting peek at the behind the scenes look at the show and the interesting people that make up the cast. I wish the book was longer.
Kiva124 More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. The best thing about it is that if you have seen the show you can hear Rick, Old Man, Cory, and Chumlee voices as you read the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best true story.. They're so smart, even Chumlii is getting a LITTLE smarter ! ! Don't wait,,,,put it on your e-reader
ei214 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A fun book to read! Definitely not great literature - but it doesn't always have to be. Love the show, enjoyed a little more insight into the "stars'" background. Actually got it from the library for my husband to read (also a fan) but he didn't want to read it.
goodinthestacks on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I wouldn't say this is the most well written book in the world, but I was pleasantly surprised about how much fun it was to read. If you are familiar with the TV show "Pawn Stars" then you'll definitely want to read this. Even if you aren't, it's a great look into the world of pawn shops, business, economics, human nature, and Las Vegas. Fascinating read all around.
qstewart on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A fun book to read and to help the viewers of the show 'Pawn Stars" understand the personalities that they see each week on their TV screens. Rick does an excellent job of explaining his background and makes no excuses for the things he got into as a youngster. We see in his story the struggle that many families had to make ends meet and to raise a family. "Old Man" struggled in raising a family and Rick had problems in his personal life after marriage, but it did not stop either of them in trying to scratch out a living for the family. It has been through that hard work and tenacity that has made Rick the Pawn Star that he is. He worked hard in educating himself in the areas of what he was dealing in. His success has trickled down to his son "Big Hoss" and others that work for him.In "License to Pawn" Rick explains what the pawn business is important for different segments of society and it has been for years. The stories he relates are interesting to give people outside of the business and understanding of why people are willing to give up their "stuff" at times for money to tide them over. I found the story of "Bizzle" to be an extremely interesting and touching story. I would recommend the book to people who are viewers of the TV show and anyone who is interested in learning about the pawn business.
matthew254 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
License to Pawn is a shallow backstory from the flash-in-the-pan reality TV show Pawn Stars. The book doesn't really contain anything that couldn't be picked up from marathoning the show, which I did. Guilty pleasure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book...sorry it ended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uh, no not really. But if you don't mind I don't think I want to talk about it right now, sorry. I just took a shower so I never posted. What's going on with Lily?
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CynLou More than 1 year ago
My husband and I watch Pawn Stars, so the book was very interesting to me. My sister read it and recommended it. This book tells the whole story about how the store came to be and also how the tv show came about.
Carlthereader More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed chapters written by The Old Man, Big Hoss and Chumley. The book gives an inside workings of a pawn shop. I think after reading the book you get a better appreciation of the show itself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like the show, fun and factual
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Great Book! This book is in Rick's own words and reads just like he is standing there carrying on a conversation with you. Love it! Learned a lot about the show and everyone on the show!
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Really changes your persective on the show. Quick read and totally worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The show ientertaing and so is rhe book. Rick,Cory, and Chumley are all recovering druggies which makes this success story even more unusual. Very little is said about son,Adam, which makes me wonder if he is still uusing. I did not like the use of the F word as it idoes not add anything to the story.