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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

Kikidude ,

Great Read

Book was a great read.

Nursenice ,

Fact or Fictional?

All I have to say is, really? Can I have my money back? Save it, please Ms.Gravano. Through a child's eyes or adult ones, Your father was a steroid using, greedy, insatiable killer. Did anyone see, Witness to the Mob or read Underboss? Try Gotti's bio, C'mon people!!! Atonement? Not with this fabricated nonsense or that mockery of a show, Mob Wives!!! Anybody that wants to see entertainment and maybe some truth, put Victoria Gotti on that show. Try being a mother instead of trying to redeem something that you never will and making excuses as to why your daughter is always being raised by someone other than yourself. Your credibility is shot to the same place your father will go.

SHLEY515 ,

Absolutely great

I think this book is great, so great I read it in 2 days with my busy life...I love the show n when Karen said on the show she was doing a book I couldn't wait to read it.. Got the book, read it, it's great cant wait for more..if u can't have an open mind n judge someone, then don't read n stay close minded

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