Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
To Vegas and Back (Hardback)
  • To Vegas and Back (Hardback)
zoom

To Vegas and Back (Hardback)

(author)
£17.99
Hardback 260 Pages / Published: 20/02/2014
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
TO VEGAS and BACK is Casino meets The Burning Bed, peppered with The Glass Castle. The story begins with a twenty-six-year-old woman living the American dream in the 1960s. She was a homemaker and mother of three in the beautiful suburbs of Philadelphia. At thirty-two she gets a divorce and trades brownies and carpools for pasties and feathers as a Showgirl in Las Vegas. In a nutshell, this woman leaves her husband in 1972 and is swooped up by a rich man who wants to make her a showgirl. He moves her to Vegas and shortly after, he is murdered. Distraught, she is visited by the FBI to learn her deceased friend was a crook and ran a Ponzi scheme. She then meets a Vegas mobster who introduces her into the world of sex, drugs and the underground workings of Vegas casinos. She realizes her dream when she nails an audition and becomes one of the most sought-after showgirls of her time in the Tropicana's famous Les Folies Bergere. Finally, this woman meets a man who wants to marry her and take in her children-a man who nearly destroys them with violence, alcohol and abuse over the course of six years. The author can tell this story firsthand, because this woman is her mother.

Publisher: Changing Lives Press
ISBN: 9780989452939
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 239 x 161 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

When Breath Becomes Air
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £13.99
Hardback
Ma'am Darling
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Choice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
Eastern Horizons
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
SAS Ghost Patrol
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death
Added to basket
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Life in the Garden
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Notes on a Nervous Planet
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
The Billion Dollar Spy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Seabird's Cry
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Reasons to Stay Alive
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How Not To Be a Boy
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.