Author Suzanne Krauss, a former Wynnewood resident and graduate of Lower Merion High School, is coming back to Philly to read from her revealing new memoir about growing up in Sin City, To Vegas and Back.
The book starts in the 1960s, when Krauss’s mother uproots her and her brother and sister from their suburban Philadelphia home to follow a man to Las Vegas. Once there, the man kicks the bucket, and Krauss’s mother ends up making ends meet by becoming a showgirl in Les Folies Bergère at the Tropicana. Her mother rises to become one of the most popular showgirls at the time, but it wasn’t all feathers and glitter for Krauss and her siblings, who were subject to the salacious casino lifestyle and an abusive stepfather. Krauss elaborates in an article in the New York Post: