"NON-FICTION -- 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, UNTITLED 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 and bring its lovable cast to ...Read More"NON-FICTION -- 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, UNTITLED 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 and bring its lovable cast to vivid life on the page. 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. Yet the birth of his son and a reconnection with his father would bring Harrison peace at a time of desperation and, together, they would build the booming business where The Antiques Road Show meets American Chopper and millions of viewers--and potential readers--find they cannot get enough"--Read Less
For fans of the TV show "Pawn Stars" it's an interesting and worthwhile (as long as you go the used book route, it's not worth the price being asked for new) read for curiosity sake, and explains certain facets about the show you had questions about.
I enjoyed the individual chapters written by "Oldman", Corey and Chumlee, lending their "two cents" into the effort.
While I may not agree with or like Rick Harrison's negotiating/bargaining tactics as seen on the show, the book gave me new found respect for the man himself,
After reading about his experiences with adolescent epilepsy, and his "no excuses" narrative, describing his deeds and misdeeds in the process of growing up, it said a lot about his character and overcoming adversity..
I can related to a lot off what he experienced... how many of us are the same person that we were when we were in out teens and early Adulthood?
There are things in my past I'm not proud off, and there many things that I am proud of... the same goes for Harrison and I have to tip my hat to him for putting his in print.
Margaret L. H
Oct 10, 2013
I use to watch the show faithfully and then grew tired of it. After reading the book I have gained a new appreciation for Rick and others on the show and returned to watching it with a new understanding of what goes into it and what makes everybody tick! Love It! Love It! Love It!
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