I was a fan of Ben Mezrich's Bringing Down the House and Busting Vegas, so naturally I picked this up when I saw it on the shelf. I haven't read anything of his in a few years, but I believe I was a fan not only of his writing, but also of his stories. I enjoy non-fiction, so when a story is true, or at least mostly true, and makes a good novel, I'm generally a happy reader.
Ugly Americans is just that: an entertaining story based on true events. Perhaps it lacked depth, but I believe I was entertained, or at least drawn in, enough to finish the book, and I'm not the type that has to finish something just because I started. Hell, I'll take my losses and move on.
I'm debating whether to select "Yes, I would" recommend, or "No, I would not." I'm going to leave on "Yes," but there's better out there. Try his books about the MIT team taking Vegas. Maybe they don't pertain to your life, but they're good, fun books.
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