Divorced from the Mob: My Journey from Organized Crime to Independent Woman

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Da Capo Press, Apr 18, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 270 pages
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Andrea Giovino breaks the Mafia's code of silence and describes the life of a woman born and bred into the Family, and her inspirational escape. Her defiant struggle to break free of her family's criminal legacy is by turns horrifying and heartbreaking. As a child in Brooklyn, Giovino watched her brother become a hit man and helped her mother host card games for local mafiosos. As a sexy, street-smart woman, she earned a seat at nightclub tables next to John Gotti, and took an emotional and bloody ride through organized crime that no HBO series could match. At home, she fought to keep her children safe—keeping the guns out of reach, washing bloodstains out of her husband's clothes—and maintain the household's front as a model of American domesticity. Murders, a DEA setup, and FBI wiretaps finally brought Giovino to the brink of prison. Defiantly, she chose to retain her identity, facing down threats against her life and courageously separating herself and her children from the world of organized crime.

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DIVORCED FROM THE MOB: My Journey from Organized Crime to Independent Woman

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An organized-crime woman recounts her "illegal, immoral, and unethical activities" in a fashion that will make readers' hair stand on end, then fall out altogether."In 1992, when I was faced with a ... Read full review

Divorced from the mob: my journey from organized crime to independent woman

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Impressed into a life of crime at a young age, Giovino recounts her story, from stealing food from a local grocer as a child (at her mother's insistence) to her arrest by the DEA and subsequent ... Read full review

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Gary Brozek is a freelance writer. He has co-authored nearly 20 books, including five New York Times bestsellers. His books include Trident K9 Warriors, Heartache and Hope in Haiti, Out of Captivity, and The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers.

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