Brought to you by the Center for Gaming Research
Author: Rex J. Rowley
Book: Everyday Las Vegas: Local Life in a Tourist Town
When: Sunday, October 6, 4 - 6 p.m.
Campus Location: Lied Library, Goldfield Room, 3rd Floor
Every year, more than thirty-five million people visit Las Vegas from all over the world. Another two million call the city home. Everyday Las Vegas: Local Life in a Tourist Town, takes a close look at what life is like for locals in Sin City, a place that the rest of the world sees as an exotic, even decadent vacation destination. Using interviews with more than one hundred local residents, Rowley considers the reasons people move to Las Vegas, the nature of their work and personal lives, and the impact its constant growth and rapid change has on its residents. He examines the ways locals interact as both workers and consumers with the overwhelming tourist economy.
The UNLV Libraries Center for Gaming Research is proud to bring you the UNLV Libraries Author Series, presenting writers from around the world whose work delves into Las Vegas' past, present and future in a variety of genres. Chat with the authors and learn about their inspirations, research and processes, and connect with other book lovers.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Name: Angela Ayers
Office: UNLV Libraries