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Wiseguy:
Life in a Mafia Family

by Nicholas Pileggi

ISBN 0671447343 / 9780671447342 / 0-671-44734-3
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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Nicholas Pileggis vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hillthe working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that to be a wiseguy was to own the world, who grew up to live the highs and lows of the gangsters lifehas been hailed as the best book ever written on organized crime (Cosmopolitan).

This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorseses film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds . . . with Henry Hills crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mobfrom one whos lived it.

Now with an introduction by Martin Scorcese. [via]