My Life in the Mafia

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"This is a very interesting book that chronicles the life and crimes of Vincent Teresa, a former Mafia lieutenant in the Masschusetts-based Patriarca crime family. Based on prison interviews with Vinnie, the book mixes the ex-mobster's colorful first-person anecdotes with background content written by crime journalist Thomas C. Renner. The book traces Vinnie's life from his days as a middle school thug all the way to his tenure as a hunted man hiding out in the Witness Protection Program. There is some very amusing sucking up to different FBI officials near the end of the book and even more amusing justification of Vinnie's swindling of "suckers". Most interesting, however, is his inside knowledge of mob doings; what really happened, who whacked who and what really went down. It is a highly entertaining read; the double standards and oh so very unreliable narrator are just icing on the proverbial cake."--Goodreads

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Contents

THE INFORMER
1
THE HERITAGE
14
APPRENTICE CRIMINAL
30
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