Twisted Head

  • by Carl Capotorto
  • Narrated by Carl Capotorto
  • 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What's in a name? For Carl Capotorto, everything is in a name. The literal translation from Italian to English of Capotorto is "twisted head." This is no accident. Carl's father, Philip Vito Capotorto, was the obsessive, tyrannical head of the family who ran Cappi's Pizza and Sangweech Shoppe, whose motto was "We Don't Spel Good, Just Cook Nice."Twisted Head is the comedic story of one hardscrabble, working-class family's life that represents the real legacy of Italian-Americans - labor, not crime. Somewhere in all the rage and madness that surrounded Carl in his youth, he found the bottom line: he loved his family but had to become his own man. Twisted Head is an exorcism of sorts. With plenty of laughs.

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What the Critics Say

"Carl Capotorto's first book was for me a wonderful reading experience. In part because my own upbringing was strikingly similar to Carl's. On the other hand, you don't have to be Italian to be moved by this powerfully touching memoir." (Mario Cuomo)
"Wonderfully entertaining, it made me laugh, cry, and remember a world that is slowly disappearing. I could not recommend it more highly." (John Turturro)
"It made me fall in love with my own imperfect family all over again." (Edie Falco)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

If you like a great story and a great storyteller

I love the book, and I just love Carl Capotorto's reading. Simpy perfect. This book will make you cry and laugh and you wll want to listen to it again and again. So glad it's the author reading it! A fabulous memoir, one of the funniest and smartest by a male writer.
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- Amazon Customer

It was okay

It held my interest for a while but then I found myself wishing he would rap it up already. I would probably recommend it nonetheless but not highly.
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- C. Byrnes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios