Almost everyone has an unusual, interesting and often madcap Las Vegas story to tell.
Now a Canadian woman, Nicola Coulter, has finished an unusual project to complete her visual arts college degree by compiling, in book form, a series of stories and illustrations of just such stories.
The visual arts graduate was perusing postcards in a British Columbia store two years ago. She told the CBC, “I found a whole stack of Las Vegas postcards from the ‘80s that were kind of insane looking,”
After the woman behind the counter began telling Coulter her own Las Vegas stories, Coulter decided there should be a whole book of these Vegas vignettes so she decided to assemble the most unusual true stories she could find.
Among the more uncommon stories in the collection is one about a man whose parents were so rich they would fly the family to Las Vegas in two private jets: one for the parents, one for the kids.
Another story involves a man who got married in Las Vegas, then divorced. He told Coulter he returned to the same honeymoon suite for closure.
Coulter designed, printed and hand-bound 32 copies of the book and has been selling them for $50 each. They have nearly sold out, but she plans to publish more copies and possibly a second volume of stories, the told CBC. “I get a sense people are waiting for an opportunity to tell these stories,” she said.