By Lisa Pulitzer, Karen Gravano
From Karen Gravano, a celeb of the hit VH1 fact express Mob other halves, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia adolescence, the place love and relations come hand-in-hand with homicide and betrayal.
Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, as soon as one of many mafia's so much feared hit males. With nineteen confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime relatives underboss—and John Gotti’s right-hand man—is the top score gangster ever to show State’s proof and testify opposed to individuals of his high-profile crime family.
But to Karen, Sammy Gravano used to be a occasionally elusive yet continually loving father determine. He was once ever-present on the head of the dinner table. He made a dwelling operating a building company and a number of other nightclubs. He stayed out past due, and occasionally he didn’t come domestic at all. He hosted “secret” conferences at their apartment, and had numerous whispered conversations with “business associates.” through the age of twelve, Karen knew he used to be a gangster. And as she grew up, whereas her friends anxious approximately outfits and schoolwork, she was once coming face-to-face with crime and murder. Gravano used to be nineteen years outdated when her father grew to become his again at the mob and cooperated with the Feds. the cloth of her family members used to be ripped aside, they usually were instantly rejected via the communities they grew up in.
This is the tale of a daughter’s fight to reconcile the picture of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and the way, in therapeutic the rift among the two, she was once capable of forge a brand new life.