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The honored society /

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Language: English
Published: Pocket Books, 2001
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With this blistering and revelatory crime epic, Michael Gambino, grandson of the original "Godfather, " aims for the gut and catapults readers straight into the heart of the Mafia--a world he knows better than anybody.

Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Though promoted as fiction by the its publisher, Pocket, Michael Gambino's The Honored Society reads like a memoir, an impression enhanced by the preface from the author's mother, Carmella Gambino, and by the author's own introduction ("My dad, Vito Gambino, was a career gangster whose father before him was also a gangster") and author's note. In fact, anyone who knows a bit about the Mafia will recognize the Gambino name (John Gotti was/is head of the Gambino Family). This book then seems to be, under the cloak of fiction, the story of the author's rise and fall within the Mob. While it offers a deep insider's view of the Mafia, it provides little that fans of The Godfather, The Sopranos and numerous Mafia memoirs haven't seen or read before. Gambino's tale is extremely violent, and will prove rough reading for many, but the directness and honesty of its recounting are notable. (Nov. 13) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Michael Gambino is the scion of one of the Honored Society's most respected and feared families. The grandson of Carlo Gambino--on who Mario Puzo based "The Godfather"--he became a made man at the age of eighteen, and soon became a powerful crime boss in his own right. Now thirty-six, having spent a third of his life in prison, no longer wanted by the federal authorities nor sought by his former associates (he never ratted on any of them), Gambino has decided to start his life anew.

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