Thursday, July 5, 2012

Book Club - Mob Daughter

Mob Daughter by Karen Gravano


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.


I'll admit it - I love reading/watching about the mob/mafia. A few years ago, Hubs and I rented the entire Sopranos series over the course of a few months and I was captivated. I found it absolutely fascinating and would love to watch it all again.
This was a really great read. I didn't follow this story in the news or watch the show Mob Wives that she is on, but I still loved the story. What her and her family overcame was nothing short of a miracle. She led a rough life, but in the end realized how important family is.

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1 comment:

Shoshanah said...

I've never watched Mob Wives either, but I have heard that it's supposed to be really amusing. And it sounds like this book is such as well, and one that I'd probably enjoy.