Wise Guy

Wise Guy

Book - 2011
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Nicholas Pileggi's vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill--the 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 mafia gangster's life--has been hailed as "the best book ever written on organized crime" ( Cosmopolitan ).

This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese's 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 Hill's crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob--from one who's lived it.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2011.
ISBN: 9781439184219
Branch Call Number: 364.106 P637w
364.106 PILEGGI
Characteristics: viii, 286 pages ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Scorsese, Martin
Alternative Title: Wiseguy


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May 14, 2017

Fantastic book! This guy lived the life that some will dream of, and other abhor but it was still fascinating - all the more so because it's true.

Jun 13, 2012

Really good book.


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