Venturing into less-than-glamorous locales such as a central sewage plant, a blue collar strip club, and the drainage tunnels underneath the Las Vegas strip, former Las Vegas CityLife and Tucson Weekly editor/writer Matthew O’Brien offers a peak into Vegas’ darker side in his new book.
My Week at the Blue Angel: And Other Stories from the Storm Drains, Strip Clubs, and Trailer Parks of Las Vegas is a collection of 10 essays, many of which were first published in CityLife, that uncover “the broken and disenfranchised side of the city.”
Tucson Weekly‘s Jarret Keene writes:
O’Brien isn’t parachuting into Sin City for a hit piece. He’s been living and working as a reporter there for 13 years and has stories to tell, including one from the Blue Angel motel in the East Fremont district, where, sure, he meets pimps and drug-pushers, but also plenty of other regular folks struggling to find their way, survive, make a living and stay sober.