Former AltWeekly Editor Explores The Darker Side of Las Vegas In New Book

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.

CityLife‘s Tod Goldberg says that one of the book’s recurring themes is, “no matter how you slice it, there’s no winners.” My Week at the Blue Angel is available on Amazon here.

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