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2.99673735725938 out of 52.99673735725938 out of 52.99673735725938 out of 52.99673735725938 out of 52.99673735725938 out of 5 3.00 (613 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Gravano, Lisa Pulitzer Narrator: Karen Gravano Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781427221971
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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 “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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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria | 2/4/2014

    " Interesting story, simplified writing. Unflattering portrayal of John Gotti. Felt sorry for victims. Glad when book was over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 1/29/2014

    " this book was pretty entertaining. and a very interesting perspective compared to other books about the Mafia. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 1/25/2014

    " She's a complainer. Didn't know the really horrible things Daddy did yet, when he was tried and sent to prison, she was so disapproving of his decision to turn state's witness that she couldn't speak to him. Yet she threw his name around to get status all the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/17/2014

    " You can tell the book is primarily written by Karen, it has her voice and flavor to it. That being said, I don't think this was the most well-written book I've read, but it's a fascinating look at a gritty, dirty and yet still glamorous life. A great guilty-pleasure read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie-ann | 1/15/2014

    " As a fan of anything to do with the Mafia and defo a fan of Mob Wives... I enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy Breton | 1/15/2014

    " The book was moderately interesting. It was a good perspective into life as the daughter of a mafioso, but it was self indulgent and vain. Even though Gravano used a ghost writer to help her with the book, she still comes off sounding unintelligent in much of it. Overall, not worth purchasing, but is worth a borrow from the library. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Davy-Gravy | 1/13/2014

    " Well. It's certainly not Shakespeare, but I knew that going in. It's not the worst book ever written, and does have some interesting-ish insight on mob life, albeit on a second-grade reading level. The audiobook in particular, read by Gravano herself, is pretty awful. She stumbles over difficult words, and from the way she reads, it sounds like she hasn't finished a book herself for a looooong time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Marie | 1/9/2014

    " Once I got hooked on the show Mob Wives, I decided to read this book. I thought it would be interesting to read about the mafia from someone forced into it from their father's choices. I also read Victoria Gotti's "This Family of Mine." These girls are from two different sides of the tracks. Karen is not as articulate or as well-educated as Victoria. This book is more conversational. If you have ever seen Mob Wives, you would know that this book was written as if Karen was sitting down with you and telling you her story. It is more Chronological than Victoria's book and easier to follow. But it is clear that this is Karen's story, not her father's. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Byrd | 12/31/2013

    " I didn't care for this book. It really didn't shed light on anything of importance. It was just her opinion on her father...she had no way of knowing what he really thought. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 B Margarita | 12/8/2013

    " I thought it would have more in it like she was amping in the show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Herrington | 12/7/2013

    " What can I say? I love "the lifestyle". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Morton | 9/20/2013

    " Interesting. Gravano tells the story of the mob life from the perspective of a mob princess who went from a child with a sense that she was different to a bad girl who loved the danger. Reading this book mades me want to read Sammy "the Bull" Gravano's book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 6/22/2013

    " Poorly written and choppily put together but overall an interesting story. The story moves quickly enough to keep your attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette Williams | 4/17/2013

    " I liked this book because it was so real. She told her story about going through all this great family life and then your dads Monster second life. I think she did a great job. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina Gulledge | 2/20/2013

    " listening to the audio. Her story is interesting but the TV show Mob Wives is embarrassing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beverly | 1/1/2013

    " Awesome book....totally see Karen in a different light....amazing journey "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carly Kuhns | 11/30/2012

    " Good story if you can keep up with it jumping around. A lot of bad spelling and bad grammar. I felt like I was reading something from a kid in grade school. But the story was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 10/18/2012

    " Story didn't flow and she's a terrible writer but the content was interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 8/30/2012

    " HORRIBLE PERSON! HORRIBLE BOOK! NO CLASS, NO RESPECT, MOST OF ALL NO REMORSE!! This book is trash....This book is terrible.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra | 5/20/2012

    " I watch the show "Mob Wives." So I decided to read this book. It's okay. I wish it had discussed the Mafia a little more, rather than Karen's life and the houses she grew up in. That was the main focus. But it was nice seeing a Mafia point of view from a Mob daughter's perspective. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sienna | 4/4/2012

    " The book was okay...it interesting to read the mob stories but I would never buy the book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ebony Martin | 1/2/2012

    " Definitely not what I was expecting. It was a good read but it was more about her father's life and affiliation with the mob then it was about her own life.I would still recommend. "

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