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Lude the son of a casino owner whose father gambled their fortune away and died broke and alone; a mother of five whose partner kidnapped her children and is now a meth addict living in the tunnels within sight of the glittering lights of the city; and a 23 year old star performer turned male prostituteThese are the children of the card dealers and the cocktail shakers the jugglers and the dancers the limo drivers and. Having grown up in Vegas I can relate to everything I DID read Unfortunately I just wasn t in the mood to relive it the whole thing so I didn t get all the way through For those folks who have written reviews elsewhere rejecting the idea that the author only sought out a saturated handful of Vegas folks to interview and therefore only heard the down and dirtyskewed perspective in my opinion the majority of people who are raised in Vegas have a similar upbringing as these interviewees they aren t the minority Vegas isn t a place you think about when dreaming of raising a family and for good reason it s full of drugs excessive drinking addictive gambling blatant sexualization of women gangs violence transience and poverty The public schools are a joke and when I grew up most folks had to work in the casinos where there wasn t health care vacationssick time or decent shifts so sprinkle in all that comes from not having parents at home and all the stress of having little to no job security Long story short good for the author for shining some light on what it is like growing up in a city known for depravity The Black Ice Score (Parker, upbringing as these interviewees they aren t the minority Vegas isn t a place you think about when dreaming of raising a family and for good reason it s full of drugs excessive drinking addictive gambling blatant sexualization of women gangs violence transience and poverty The public schools are a joke and when I grew The Black Painting up most folks had to work in the casinos where there wasn t health care vacationssick time or decent shifts so sprinkle in all that comes from not having parents at home and all the stress of having little to no job security Long story short good for the author for shining some light on what it is like growing Fire and Desire up in a city known for depravity

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Children of Las Vegas

Thirty seven million people visit Las Vegas every year It's a city that offers to fulfil all your desires without any repercussions What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas right But what happens to the people who have to grow up there Children of Las Vegas tells ten of their stories recorded by award winning author Timothy O'Grady tales of overdoses desert shoot outs suicides casinos desert air and broken dreams They inc. The Sin City begets sinful children right What about the majority Who cares

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The wheel spinners These are the children whose parents don't come home until they've left for school These are the children whose parents might not come home at allTheir stories are interspersed with short essays about the city by Timothy and portraits by highly acclaimed photographer Steve Pyke There are horror stories in every city but these things aren't just happening in Las Vegas they're happening because of it. Interesting read but really depressing about how Vegas is such a haven for addicts of any sort The poor kids have so many obstacles to overcome most of them put there by their addict parents and being able to grow up with any sort of life at the end is a credit to them I ve never seen the appeal in Vegas and this only confirms how horrible a place it is Double Jeopardy until they've left for school These are the children whose parents might not come home at allTheir stories are interspersed with short essays about the city by Timothy and portraits by highly acclaimed photographer Steve Pyke There are horror stories in every city but these things aren't just happening in Las Vegas they're happening because of it. Interesting read but really depressing about how Vegas is such a haven for addicts of any sort The poor kids have so many obstacles to overcome most of them put there by their addict parents and being able to grow Einsteins Generation up with any sort of life at the end is a credit to them I ve never seen the appeal in Vegas and this only confirms how horrible a place it is


7 thoughts on “Children of Las Vegas

  1. says:

    The Sin City begets sinful children right? What about the majority? Who cares

  2. says:

    A cautionary tale of the highest order Glad to see a few phoenixes rise from the ashes

  3. says:

    a really eye opening read about the darkness and struggles behind families and people who lived are living in las vegas would recommend everyone to give this book a read if you can get your hands on a copy

  4. says:

    Having grown up in Vegas I can relate to everything I DID read Unfortunately I just wasn't in the mood to relive it the whole thing so I didn't get all the way through For those folks who have written reviews elsewhere rejecting the idea that the author only sought out a saturated handful of Vegas folks to int

  5. says:

    Este libro expresa en mucho y de una forma muy diferente a lo ue yo hubiera podido decir mi impresión de unas Vegas ue visité y ue no me impresionaron tanto como a mucha más gente ue conozco Como psicóloga social este

  6. says:

    Interesting read but really depressing about how Vegas is such a haven for addicts of any sort The poor kids have so many obstacles to overcome most of them put there by their addict parents and being able to grow up with any sort of life at the end is a credit to them I've never seen the appeal in Vegas and this only confirms how horrible a place it is

  7. says:

    VegasI enjoyed the book very much Needed first hand accounts I lived near Vegas for ten years by Laughlin Nevada Laughlin is a casino town also Many of the same sad stories are present there as well It is a strange way to live your life

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