By Debbie Hall

  1. Walk us through a typical day in your shoes.
    Sore feet. Adulation. A lot of gin.
  2. Have you ever purchased any As Seen on TV items?
    I would not even think of it!
  3. If you could destroy a grade-school photo of yourself, what year would it be and why?
    The year was 1948 and believe it or not, I dyed my hair pink.
  4. While grocery shopping, what is your stick-in-the-cart-when-no-one-is-looking item?
    Another bottle of Bombay Sapphire—aside from the one (or 12) already in the cart.
  5. If we were to look through your iPod or iPhone, what is on your hit list or playlist or favorite app?
    I love ESPN—I need to find out how much I lost on the day’s bets.
  6. Do you ever play “tourist” in Vegas? If so, what is your favorite thing to do?
    I head down to Oscar’s Beef * Booze * Broads at the Plaza and kibitz with the customers. That means I hang out and talk to people.
  7. What do you do to unwind and relax?
    I enjoy sitting in my backyard by my koi pond, turning on classical music and imbibing.
  8. Does anyone ever mistake you for someone else, like one of your former clients?
    I am mistaken for my wife, who really IS the mayor of Las Vegas now.

Oscar Goodman recently detailed his extraordinary life in his new book, “Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas.” Goodman was first known in Las Vegas as lawyer to the mob and for 35 years, represented “goodfellas” including Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, Meyer Lansky and Tony “The Ant” Spilotro. Goodman then served for 12 years as the “happiest mayor of the country” for the city of Las Vegas. After his wife was elected mayor of Las Vegas in 2011, Goodman opened Oscar’s Steakhouse- Beef * Booze * Broads in the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas while continuing as an official spokesman for the city.

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