In early October 2004, Brendon Burns - a delusional, god-fearing, drug addict, manic depressive and award-winning comedian - has a vision of happiness.
He imagines himself sitting with two friends in a convertible in the middle of a desert, and for once he feels totally in control of his life.
With the (slightly inebriated) voices in his head assuring him that he can recreate this perfect moment, he clearly has no choice but to gather the troops and head out to the US in pursuit his dream..."Fear of Hat Loss in Las Vegas" is the true story of four men - Brendon and his friends Barry Castagnola (the everyman), Paul Provenza (an Italian New Yorker, devout atheist, actor and movie director), and Keith (Barry's dad and best friend) - and their search for happiness and redemption in the heart of the Nevada desert.
Demented, depraved, dangerously addictive and yet with a deep heart, soul and spirit, it is a tale of debauchery, mushrooms, fate, hookers, coincidence, stand-up comedy, aliens, Vegas and, ultimately, friendship.
Rude, insane, in your face (and off their faces), it is the story of the perfect road trip.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - unless of course it's really funny. Then Brendon will write a f**king book about it...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/08/2011
- Category: Humour
- ISBN: 9780552775519