License to pawn : deals, steals, and my life at the Gold & Silver by Rick Harrison with Tim Keown

   Review by:  Linda J.

Title:  License to pawn : deals, steals, and my life at the Gold & Silver

Author:  Rick Harrison with Tim Keown

Collection:  Adult Biography

Full of colorful characters and the fascinating wheeling and dealings of the pawn shop Rick Harrison owns and runs with his father and his son, Licence to Pawn is a tie-in to Pawn Stars, one of the most popular shows on all of cable. It will take readers behind the scenes of Harrison’s family-run pawn shop. But it will also present Harrison’s amazing personal story. While he registered a near-200 IQ at an early age, Rick developed a similarly uncanny ability to find ever-deepening trouble that nearly ruined his life.

In his new book, “License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver,” reality TV star Rick Harrison describes his journey from opening Las Vegas’s  famed Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, to stardom on the hit reality show, “Pawn Stars,” and the hard-knocks he faced along the way.  I borrowed this book to read on my Kindle, because it was available at the time.  I had seen the show a few times and decided to give the book a try.  It was well written and full of interesting stories.  Rick gives us all the details of his family and business history, and includes pictures.  The other ‘Pawn Stars’ contribute chapters to the story, so all the characters have a voice.  And they are characters!  If you are a fan of the show, or want to read an inspiring story, check this book out!

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