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A Las Vegas doorman, who works the graveyard shift at one of the major hotels on the Strip, comes close to his breaking point after seeing his friends, his wife, hotel guests, and himself cross too many boundries in this riveting, true story.

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terrisv, February 6, 2010 (view all comments by terrisv)
Magic, mayhem, and misery. This is the stuff of Las Vegas as seen through the eyes of MGM Grand Hotel ambassador, that is doorman, Jay Rankin, who clocked more than six years on the nightshift. He witnessed the reckless, predictable transformation of people free of boundaries, and operating on full license to drink, gamble, fornicate, and forget sleep altogether. Rankin sheds light on the town of glitter, glam, and illusion the visitor experiences. But, that fantastic illusion plays hard on people who live and work there. Few of us can imagine the smell of pockets heavy with greasy rolls of greenbacks, coins and poker chips being nauseating; or the psychological weight of stained skin that won’t wash clean from handling so much money. The doorman’s story is vividly told, with lots of emotional narrative, and juicy descriptions. You literally can feel his breathlessness from shuffling a never ending stream of guests to and from the taxi cue. Strong language.
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ISBN:
9780984210916
Author:
Rankin, Jay
Publisher:
Jay Rankin
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20091031
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
6.00x9.00x.61 in. .87 lbs.

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