Mr. Las Vegas Has a Bad Knee

Explore the oft-idealized and misunderstood landscape of the American Southwest with the author in an essay collection that chronicles in vivid detail the heroes, heels, and cultural spasms of an endlessly fascinating frontier.

“Smith is the master of the essay and human interest profile form. Part of his talent in bringing nonfiction subjects alive may be the chops he’s acquired as a novelist; as well as the two books of pop culture nonfiction he’s written and co-written, he’s the author of five volumes of crime fiction. Central to what makes these pieces so compelling is Smith’s voice. With alacrity he mixes in dollops of humor, sweetening the facts, always with admirable restraint. It’s Smith’s compassion, coupled with his droll humor and his ability to go deep that makes Smith one of the best nonfiction writers today.”

Los Angeles Review of Books, Dec. 10, 2017

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