Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me! (Hardcover)

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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 “t...

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KAREN GRAVANO was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is a star of the VH1 Reality TV show Mob Wives, about the day-to-day struggles family members are faced with after a loved one is sent to prison. She is also producing a movie based on her family’s story and developing a scripted television series about her wild days living in New York City. Outside of the entertainment business, Karen is putting her experience as an esthetician and her love for skin care into developing her own line of products.

LISA PULITZER is a former correspondent for The New York Times. She is the author of more than a dozen non-fiction titles, including New York Times bestseller Stolen Innocence (with Elissa Wall) and Portrait of a Monster: Joran van der Sloot, a Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway Mystery (with Cole Thompson.)

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.

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ISBN 9781250003058
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
Format Hardcover
Pages 247
Publisher Date 2012-02-14 00:00:00.0
Publisher St Martins Pr
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.75 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.0 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!
Audience General/trade
Authors Gravano, Karen

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  • This really sucks!!

    Terrible book. Content just glossed over the important facts and left out many issues. Just another scam for Karen to get easy money using her fathers name. She has nothing to offer that hasn't already been heard from the media and other news reports. REALLY glossed over her involvement in the drug ring she started and that put her father back in prison. Another easy money scam just like this book. She is all about making herself look good and not telling the real truth. It is her story so I guess she can tell it anyway she wants and I was stupid enough to buy it thinking it would have some real grit and substance but NO!!

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  • YOU WILL LOVE IT!

    IF YOU ARE A MOB WIVES FAN AS I AM........YOU WILL LOVE IT! I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN OBSSESED WITH ORGANIZED CRIME AND ITS ROOTS AND IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU YOU WILL REALLY ENJOY THIS BOOK ITS A GREAT INSIDE ON KAREN'S PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN "THE LIFE" AS ONE WHO ACTUALLY LIVED IT! IT DIDN'T DISAPOINT......

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  • Mob Daughter

    A very good book! I couldn't put it down. I read it in within 2 days! I love the show!

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  • Team Karen!

    Great, quick read.. if you are a fan of the show, you will need to buy this. Not a literary great by any means, but a fun read. Of course this book is all from Karen's perspective, but she doesnt seem to candy coat much of what happened. I am a fan of hers, she seems to be a strong person who had a unique upbringing. Go Team Karen!

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