License to Pawn Deals Steals and My Life at the Gold Silver
Author: Rick Harrison
really enjoyed this look into the life of Pawn Stars Harrison family.
There is so much more to this family then what you see on television.
Las Vegas, there's a family-owned business called the Gold & Silver
Pawn Shop, run by three generations of the Harrison family: Rick; his
son, Big Hoss; and Rick's dad, the Old Man. Now License to Pawn takes
readers behind the scenes of the hit History show Pawn Stars and shares
the fascinating life story of its star, Rick Harrison, and the equally
intriguing story behind the shop, the customers, and the items for sale.
hasn't had it easy. He was a math whiz at an early age, but developed a
similarly uncanny ability to find ever-deepening trouble that nearly
ruined his life. With the birth of his son, he sobered up, reconnected
with his dad, and they started their booming business together.
to Pawn also offers an entertaining walk through the pawn shop's
history. It's a captivating look into how the Gold & Silver works,
with incredible stories about the crazy customers and the one-of-a-kind
items that the shop sells. Rick isn't only a businessman; he's also a
historian and keen observer of human nature. For instance, did you know
that pimps wear lots of jewelry for a reason? It's because if they're
arrested, jewelry doesn't get confiscated like cash does, and ready
money will be available for bail. Or that WWII bomber jackets and Zippo
lighters can sell for a freakishly high price in Japan? Have you ever
heard that the makers of Ormolu clocks, which Rick sells for as much as
$15,000 apiece, frequently died before forty thanks to the mercury in
Rick also reveals the items he loves so much he'll
never sell. The shop has three Olympic bronze medals, a Patriots Super
Bowl ring, a Samurai sword from 1490, and an original Iwo Jima battle
plan. Each object has an incredible story behind it, of course. Rick
shares them all, and so much more--there's an irresistible treasure
trove of history behind both the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop and the
life of Rick Harrison