New Book: Mob Daughter By Karen Gravano

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Karen Gravano has written a book titled – Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, and Me! and will be available February 14, 2012.

From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal.

Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, once one of the mafia’s most feared hit men. With nineteen confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss—and John Gotti’s right-hand man—is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State’s evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family.

But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table. He made a living running a construction firm and several nightclubs. He stayed out late, and sometimes he didn’t come home at all. He hosted “secret” meetings at their house, and had countless whispered conversations with “business associates.” By the age of twelve, Karen knew he was a gangster. And as she grew up, while her peers worried about clothes and schoolwork, she was coming face-to-face with crime and murder. Gravano was nineteen years old when her father turned his back on the mob and cooperated with the Feds. The fabric of her family was ripped apart, and they were instantly rejected by the communities they grew up in.

This is the story of a daughter’s struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life.

To order Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, and Me! click the link or the picture.

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  • emhaz

    what happened to “shadow of the bull”? “mob daughter” just sounds like shes bragging. :/  cover picture is too hard, masculine, and uninviting.  if karen wanted to reach the woman reader she would have choosen something more neutral that would have appealed to the masses.

    • Tee RealandTrill Vyciious

      She’s a hard person. Mob women are like that.

      • emhaz

        agreed. but she herself was not “in the mob”. however, i could see how being surrounded by that would make a person hard. but we are all women first, regardless the chaos. and we’ve all seen her fight, so we dont need to be reminded how tough she is :)