Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me! by Lisa Pulitzer, Karen Gravano

By Lisa Pulitzer, Karen Gravano

From Karen Gravano, a celebrity of the hit VH1 truth convey Mob other halves, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia youth, the place love and family members come hand-in-hand with homicide and betrayal.

Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, as soon as one of many mafia's so much feared hit males. With nineteen confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime kin underboss—and John Gotti’s right-hand man—is the top score gangster ever to show State’s proof and testify opposed to contributors of his high-profile crime family. 

But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was once a occasionally elusive yet continuously loving father determine.  He used to be ever-present on the head of the dinner table.  He made a residing operating a development company and a number of other nightclubs.  He stayed out overdue, and infrequently he didn’t come domestic at all.  He hosted “secret” conferences at their apartment, and had numerous whispered conversations with “business associates.” by way of the age of twelve, Karen knew he was once a gangster.  And as she grew up, whereas her friends anxious approximately outfits and schoolwork, she was once coming face-to-face with crime and murder.  Gravano used to be nineteen years previous when her father became his again at the mob and cooperated with the Feds.  the cloth of her family members used to be ripped aside, and so they were instantly rejected via the communities they grew up in.

Mob Daughter is the tale of a daughter’s fight to reconcile the picture of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and the way, in therapeutic the rift among the two, she used to be capable of forge a brand new lifestyles.

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