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Frank DiMatteo was born into a family of mob hit men. His father and godfather were shooters and bodyguards for infamous Mafia legends, the Gallo brothers. His uncle was a capo in the Genovese crime family and bodyguard to Frank Costello. Needless to say, DiMatteo saw and heard things that a boy shouldn't see or hear.
He knew everybody in the neighborhood. And they knew him...and his family. And does he have some wild stories to tell....
From the old-school Mafia dons and infamous "five families" who called all the shots to the new-breed "independents" of the ballsy Gallo gang who didn't answer to nobody, DiMatteo pulls no punches in describing what it's really like growing up in the mob. Getting his cheeks pinched by Crazy Joe Gallo until tears came down his face. Dropping out of school and hanging gangster-style with the boys on President Street. Watching the Gallos wage an all-out war against wise guys with more power, more money, more guns. And finally revealing the shocking deathbed confessions that will blow the lid off the sordid deeds, stunning betrayals, and all-too-secret history of the American Mafia.
©2016 Frank Dimatteo (P)2016 Tantor
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By h w on 08-23-16

Dont get if you dont know some back ound already

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

There were to many characters introduced at once and which made it hard to follow

What do you think your next listen will be?

something crime related

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Great narrator

Any additional comments?

I think if those who read it and already have knowledge of this era and the people whom he speaks about it may be easier for them to have a better understanding and follow it better

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By Jamie Lyn Mattis on 08-16-16

I love this book. The personal stories above all.

I am glad these stories we're shared and lost. I enjoyed every bit of this book. I feel special for being able to listen.

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