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By Russell Vassallo

An complicated story of the streets, the memoirs of a child reared at the fringe of the dreaded Mafia, by means of three-time award successful writer, Russell A. Vassallo. A startling departure from his animal-related tales, Streetwise is the final word memoir.

Before he used to be 40, the writer had risked his personal lifestyles to save lots of a chum from hit males. His was once a divided code of loyalty and silence to his friends and family who skirted the treacherous borders of gangsterism. severe now and then, hilarious at others, he paint the underworld with gleaming strokes of his formative years. A can't-put-it-down book.

"Powerful writing and striking Memoir, Poignant and Nostalgic." Richard Blake, reviewer, booklet shop owner

Russell Vassallo's Streetwise, an intimate account of the Mafia, is an eye-opening check out an international few folks be aware of. rather than focusing completely at the sensational mob violence depicted through video clips and tv, Vassallo tells of sturdy "family" ties, loyalty and appreciate, and the way it felt to develop up as a part of this tightly knit kinfolk. although he really discusses the darker facet of the Mafia in addition, he makes use of those tales to show the personalities and hurts of these curious about engaging in the bosses' orders inflicting the reader to seem previous the crime itself. Penny Woods, Kentucky dwelling Magazine

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