Fool me once : hustlers, hookers, headliners, and how not to get screwed in Vegas

by Lax, Rick.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction F849.L35 L395 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  F849.L35 L395 2011
 
 
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction F849.L35 L395 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  F849.L35 L395 2011
 
 
Summary

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, nothing Rick does seems to help. So what if he misses the next lie? What if spotting them isn't enough to protect against them? What if exposing lies puts him in even more danger?

Terrified of being conned himself, Rick bolts for Vegas, deception capital of the world, to learn the game and how to guard against it. Rick meets deceivers of all kinds, from back-alley hustlers and poker pros to the biggest headliners on the Strip. During the course of his unconventional education, which includes passing himself off as an octogenarian, being exposed as a card counter, and picking up a hooker (inadvertently, of course), Rick gets closer to becoming a human lie detector...but at what cost?

By the end of Fool Me Once , you'll know why seventh graders make better liars than college students, how to use a handful of rice as a polygraph, and how to bluff a poker pro. But above all, you'll understand why some things in life are a lot worse than being fooled.

Additional Information
Subjects Lax, Rick -- Anecdotes.
Gambling -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Anecdotes.
Casinos -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Anecdotes.
Deception -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Anecdotes.
Hoaxes -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Anecdotes.
Swindlers and swindling -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Anecdotes.
Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography.
Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Anecdotes.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Griffin,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description viii, 295 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780312545703 (pbk.)
0312545703 (pbk.)
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