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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Garfield Narrator: Alan Marriott Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781469217604
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When a scandal cost him his high-paying job on Madison Avenue, ad man Jack Schiavone thought he could start over as a mattress discounter in beachfront Brooklyn. But his dream of a nice, quiet new life running a mattress store is about to get whacked.

There’s a mob war brewing, and “Mr. Mattress” quickly finds himself in the middle of it. The bad economy is killing the rackets, the Russians want a piece of what’s left, and the local don’s gorgeous black-sheep daughter, a straight-arrow legal aid attorney, is making Jack think seriously about settling down and joining the Family.

With unforgettable characters—a slightly demented sandwich shop owner, a jealous lounge singer, and the world’s worst hit man (a.k.a. “the Chiropractor”)—this comedic crime thriller gives a whole new meaning to the term “going to the mattresses.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 10/8/2013

    " A quite amusing little mob tale. A bit slow at times, bogged down by a lot of back stories, but very full of different characters and it all comes together in the end. A fun book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Barton | 9/25/2013

    " A light, fun read. Definitely the funniest book I have ever read about organized crime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 8/10/2013

    " Enjoyable, quick, light reading. I love his Slate podcast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 7/5/2013

    " Well written. Funny story. If you like Michael Moore, but wish he was a more intelligent writer, this is a good book for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Berney | 4/23/2013

    " Not bad. Not great. Just "medium." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bcoghill Coghill | 4/13/2013

    " A romp through a latter-day New York mobette. Great fun and i amI so glad I learned of this thru author Bob's Slate podcast on language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Milena Garfield | 3/30/2013

    " ....funny funny funny...great characters...could be a fun TV show "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nese Tuncer | 2/7/2013

    " After a scandalous leave from an advertising agency, Jack Schiavone opens a Mr. Mattress store on Ebbets Beach. Other characters are members of the mob led by Don Donato and his twin daughters. Hilarious characters, very nicely developing plot, I am enjoying the read very much. "

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