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Publisher Description

From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal.

Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared hit men. With nineteen confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss—and John Gotti's right-hand man—is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State's evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family.

But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table. He made a living running a construction firm and several nightclubs. He stayed out late, and sometimes he didn't come home at all. He hosted "secret" meetings at their house, and had countless whispered conversations with "business associates." By the age of twelve, Karen knew he was a gangster. And as she grew up, while her peers worried about clothes and schoolwork, she was coming face-to-face with crime and murder. Gravano was nineteen years old when her father turned his back on the mob and cooperated with the Feds. The fabric of her family was ripped apart, and they were instantly rejected by the communities they grew up in.

This is the story of a daughter's struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life.

Biographies & Memoirs
February 14
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Kingharrod ,

Mob Daughter by Karen Gravano

This book was good and I hope another is on its way!

PsychoHar ,

Just Ok

I wasn’t sure what I expected reading this. I was hoping to see more into a life as mob daughter. It did just that however I was not that impressed by it. I don’t know what it is but it lacked something and seemed repetitive in the story telling. It was an OK read but I don’t think I could recommend it.

Diane Smith ,

Save your money

I am terribly dissapointed at having spent 13.00 on this book. I think my mistake was i didn't realize your dad had a book, now thats the story. Your book reads no different than how many rich spoiled kids live, clubs, vip tables fendi gucci bags etc. I think it's a matter of time before you resort back to "who you are" when times get rough. Perhaps use some money to go to College, so when ppl stop using your spa you can earn a clean living and stop living off your dads name.

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