Author(s): Rick Harrison
An irreverent combination of Dog the Bounty Hunter meets Antiques Road Show, the History Channel's Pawn Stars centers on a family-owned pawn shop in Vegas run by three generations of the Harrison family: Rick, his son Big Hoss, and Rick’s dad The Old Man. The guts of the show are the surprisingly fascinating goings-on behind the scenes of a pawn shop, but its heart lies with three hilarious and lovable characters. In LICENSE TO PAWN, as in Pawn Stars, the characters are what drives the narrative and the interplay between Rick, his dad and his son is priceless. In addition to taking readers behind the scenes of the Harrison's family-run shop, LICENSE TO PAWN 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. The birth of his son sobered him up and he reconnected with his dad and they started this booming business together. Interspersed throughout will be highlights from the shop’s history: the most/least profitable deals, the craziest items (Rick once bought a plane), getting cheated... LICENSE TO PAWN will also follow up on items from the show. After the deals are sold to the shop, the viewer never gets to find out how much things are sold for. Readers will eat this up.
Rick Harrison lives in Las Vegas, NV where he is the owner-operator of the Gold &
Silver Pawn Shop.