Rick Harrison’s All-American Success Story

From my review of License to Pawn by Rick Harrison and Tim Keown:

Readers of License to Pawn will learn about the day-to-day operations of a pawn shop; what it is, how it works, and the services it provides. While these sections of the book are informative and entertaining, they sometimes feel repetitive. Harrison has a chip on his shoulder, and rightfully so. As he points out, the image of a pawn shop owner in our culture is a pretty sleazy one. He considers himself an honest guy, providing a service to people who can’t or won’t go to a bank. It seems like his charming, argumentive nature (he confesses that he loves to argue) goes just a bit overboard here. Thankfully, these sections — as well as Harrison’s brief tirade against government-run health care — don’t weigh down an otherwise very enjoyable book.

The full review is here.


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