When Rick Harrison was a kid he suffered epileptic seizures so bad he was convinced he wouldn't live to be an adult. After overcoming his ailment he went on to become a successful pawnshop owner with his father and son.
When Sugar Ray Leonard won the gold medal in boxing at the 1976 Olympic Games he said he had fulfilled his dream and his boxing career was over with. That didn't happen and Sugar Ray went on to become one of the greatest boxers in history. Leonard has just penned an autobiography called The Big Fight: My Life in and Out of The Ring. In the book he details his struggles with addiction as well as his struggles as a father. Leonard also reveals in the book he was the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of one of his Olympic boxing coached. Sugar Ray Leonard joins us to discuss his life and career in and out of the ring.
Sally Wade was married to comedy legend George Carlin for ten years until he died in 2008. She's just penned a book telling the story of their relationships through a series of images of handwritten letters and postcards from George Carlin over the course of their relationship.
Charles Fishman's new book, The Big Thirst: the secret life and turbulent future of water, examines how water is impacting cities and countries around the globe. Las Vegas is used as a prime example of how a community is dealing with huge water shortages, but also has a good attitude toward water and what it means for the community.
Are you still looking for a Christmas gift for your brother-in-law or that special present for a child in your life? How about a book? You could walk the shelves at Borders or surf Amazon for hours without finding something that's just right. But help is at hand.
KNPR food critics Max Jacobson and John Curtas along with food writer Al Mancini have published a guide to the 50 essential restaurants in Las Vegas. All three writers give their take on restaurants ranging from high-end selections like Alex at Wynn and Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand to noodle houses in Chinatown.
In a near future Las Vegas where moral codes have vanished and complete economic and environmental collapse have taken place Sin City remains the beacon of excess. That's the universe set up in the book Dead Neon: Tales of Near-Future Las Vegas.
In author Catherine Price's new book 101 Places Not to See Before You Die Nevada lands somewhere between number 1, the "Testicle Festival" in Missoula, Montana and number 85 "the inside of a spotted hyena's birth canal." So how did we end up behind the likes of the great pacific garbage patch and Juarez, Mexico as the top places NOT to visit? We ask Catherine price.
What if your brother was accused of murdering 60 people? What would you do? That's the problem facing the main character of Christopher Rice's latest novel. When her brother is accused of being a terrorist, the main character has to prove he's innocent.
Author Richard Florida explains why San Francisco and New York attract
creative people. We talk with him about his book, "Who's Your City?" that argues people should know the temperament of the town they're living in.
Daniel Wolff's new book "How Lincoln Learned to Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Educations that Made Them Famous" argues that there are lessons in the formative years of famous Americans like Benjamin Franklin, Elvis Presley and Nevada's most famous Native American Sarah Winnemucca about what constitutes a "good education.".
Former Folies Bergere showgirl Vicki Pettersson, author of the "Sign of the Zodiac" urban fantasy series joins us. Her newest book, "City of Souls: The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac," comes out Tuesday, June 30th.
Memoirist Augusten Burroughs is best known for "Running With Scissors" and he's just published a new memoir of his father, "A Wolf at the Table." Burroughs will be celebrating GLBT Pride Week with an appearance at the Clark County Library on Flamingo Road at 7pm Saturday.