Carolyn V. Hamilton arrives in Las Vegas in 1973 to join a circus. When that job doesn't work out, she opens the new MGM Grand Hotel/Casino as a cocktail waitress. This turns out to be more involved than a nice Lutheran girl from Seattle would think: parties, stealing, sex, drinking and drugs are the main entertainment for a bored crew of casino employees. Some waitresses date culinary union bosses, who have their own high drama of payoffs, fights for control, fire bombings and an 18-day culinary union strike. Each story told in this memoir—of the Martin Scorsese "Casino" era of Las Vegas—is true, and many are humorous as well as outrageous.
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About Carolyn V. Hamilton
Carolyn V. Hamilton is the author of several novels and coauthor of another Las Vegas memoir, Cork Proctor’s My Mind is an Open Mouth, a Life Behind the Mic. She is also Editor and Chief Adventuress for the digital magazine adventuress-travel-magazine.com. She divides her time between Las Vegas, Nevada; Seattle, Washington; and her home in Cuenca, Ecuador, South America.
About Coleen Marlo
Coleen Marlo is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has been nominated for an Audie Award twice, winning in 2011. She has been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly, an AudioFile Audiobook of the Year Award in 2011, and was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year for 2010 by Publishers Weekly. She is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Marlo is a proud founding member of Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry and Technology.