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Publisher's Summary

Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill - the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the gangster’s life - has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan).
This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds... with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob - from one who’s lived it.
Now with an introduction by Martin Scorcese.
©2011 Nicholas Pileggi (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"The best book ever written on organized crime." ( Cosmopolitan)
Wiseguy goes nonstop...absolutely engrossing." ( The New York Times Book Review)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Joe on 08-30-15

WHERE IS THE UNABRIDGED?!?!

3 hours...... Come on. Very short. Let's hear the whole thing next time. :(

No body likes getting short changed

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1 out of 5 stars
By Clay G. on 07-09-15

The abridgment killed it

Whoever did this abridgment ruined this story. Tommy DeSimmone (Joe Pesci's character in Goodfellas) is hardly mentioned. Jimmy Burke is reduced to a shadow. Really this version is really really awful. Don't waste your money

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