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Charismatic Las Vegas mob lawyer mayor pens memoir

books Updated: May 21, 2013 12:57 IST
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Oscar Goodman ran Las Vegas for 12 years with a showgirl on his arm and a martini in his fist.


A former mob lawyer, he promoted his city and himself with antics that lent credibility to his self-given title of "happiest mayor in the universe."

Now, two years into a semi-retirement, Goodman has written a memoir about his career representing figures out of Martin Scorsese films, his three terms in office and his continuing role as Sin City's cheerleader-in-chief.

Weinstein Books released "Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas - Only in America" on Tuesday.

The book does not contain any real bombshells. Instead, it reads like a fun, relaxed tour of Las Vegas from the mob era to the present day.