Review: Anthony Zuiker writes about his rough childhood and how he became 'Mr. CSI'

November 21st, 2011

The Republic
By Jeff Ayers for the Associated Press
Nov. 21, 2011

“Mr. CSI: How a Vegas Dreamer Made a Killing in Hollywood, One Body at a Time” (HarperCollins), by Anthony E. Zuiker: The creator of the hit “CSI” franchise examines his life and how he overcame a rough childhood to become a successful television writer and producer in “Mr. CSI: How a Vegas Dreamer Made a Killing in Hollywood, One Body at a Time.”

Anthony E. Zuiker grew up in Las Vegas with a father who tried everything to get rich quick. His mother worked nonstop to give her son as much stability as she could. Zuiker, who became estranged from his father, grew up taking odd jobs and trying to achieve the success that his dad never achieved. From a tram operator at a hotel to bellman, Zuiker saw the best and worst of people.

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