Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas
Rick Lax was paranoid to begin with. He saw lies everywhere. And when he saw them, he spoke up. But when his girlfriend gets conned by a violent drug dealer,Ânothing RickÂdoesÂseemsÂto help. So what if he misses the next lie? What if spotting them isnât enough to protect against them? What if exposing lies puts him in even more danger?
Terrified of being conned himself,
Not wild about the structure of the book, but I enjoyed the author's style. I will probably check out his first book Lawyer Boy.
Author has a (most of the time) self effacing, humours approachable style which makes the book very readable.
Characters--He populates the story with individuals (okay not sure if they are real, imagined, or real with a bit of his imagination thrown in) who seem real but also convey a bit about the life of people in the "industry" in Vegas.
Lax's second book, Fool Me Once, tells the story of what drove him to travel to Sin City after taking the bar exam, and, in a word, it's deception. Without giving too much away, I'll just say that the author has some compelling personal reasons for wanting to understand how deception works and why people use it. These reasons stem from deep in Lax's childhood, when he developed a fascination for magic tricks, and they also stem from more contemporary circumstan ...more
At first blush FMO is a memoir about a guy who graduates from law school and goes to Vegas. He meets hookers and bartenders and models, moves in with a show girl, and ends up befriending ...more
It's a fast and fun read, recommended for anyone who has visited, or intends to visit, "Sin City".